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June 10th, 2011
08:36 AM ET

Final days for Gadhafi in Libya? Will Syrian atrocities be stopped? One analyst weighs in

This morning, NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu responded to CNN's report that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi could be a 'legitimate' target. She emphasized that NATO does not target individuals, but rather military capabilities to stop the Gadhafi regime.

In recent days, fighting has significantly weakened Gadhafi's capabilities, leading many to wonder if the leader will be in charge of the country much longer.

At the same time, there are reports this morning of a new advance by Syrian troops on a border town where dozens of security forces were killed earlier this week. Residents are fleeing to safety over the Turkish border, and Turkey's prime minister is accusing the Syrian regime of an "atrocity" against anti-government protesters.

This morning, Christine Romans spoke with Fawaz Gerges, director of the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics about how the international community should be reacting to the latest news.

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