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An anti-Gadhafi rebel fires his anti-aircraft machine gun against warplanes of Col. Moammar Gadhafi's regime in the oil port of Ras Lanouf, Libya, on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. The warplanes launched at least three new airstrikes Tuesday near rebel positions, keeping up a counteroffensive to prevent the opposition from advancing toward Col. Gadhafi's stronghold in Tripoli, the capital. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Photo by: Hussein Malla
An anti-Gadhafi rebel fires his anti-aircraft machine gun against warplanes of Col. Moammar Gadhafi's regime in the oil port of Ras Lanouf, Libya, on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. The warplanes launched at least three new airstrikes Tuesday near rebel positions, keeping up a counteroffensive to prevent the opposition from advancing toward Col. Gadhafi's stronghold in Tripoli, the capital. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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