September 12, 2011 5:45 PM

Libya's rebels are having tough time consolidating their control

Backers of deposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi staged a daring guerrilla-style raid Monday on the oil refinery at Ras Lanouf, killing 17 rebel soldiers in the latest military setback for a movement that's struggling to consolidate its power nearly three weeks after it surprised the world with a dramatic takeover of Tripoli.

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