Jon Lee Anderson reports from Libya on the rebel setbacks over the weekend:

And so the day went, a blend of bravado and real bravery, too, and fear and confusion and chaos, with the rebels gradually inching closer and closer to the outskirts of the town. ... With that, and the battle ahead of us seeming inconclusive, not looking especially good for the rebel side, my companions and I left the front for Ras Lanuf, and the horrifying scenes at its hospital, where injured and dying men were being brought in and their friends and brothers were milling about and crying out, weeping, and sometimes threatening others with their guns in stress and anger.

(Photo: The body of a Libyan rebel fighter killed in a battle with supporters of Moamer Kadhafi over the control of the coastal hamlet of Bin Jawad, lies at a morgue table in the general hospital of the eastern city of Benghazi on March 7, 2011. By Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images)

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