Libya: NATO hits oil port, Ras Lanouf
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) NATO aircraft blasted an oil terminal in a key eastern city at nightfall Sunday, Libyan TV reported, after Britain urged the alliance to widen its assault on areas controlled by ruler Moammar Gadhafi.
The Libyan TV report said the bombs hit methanol tanks at the oil port of Ras Lanouf, causing leaks. NATO officials had no immediate comment.
The reported attack came as the Libyan conflict appeared largely stalemated, with each side claiming gains one day, only to be turned back the next.
Libyan rebels said Sunday they have taken full control of the western port city of Misrata, 125 miles from Tripoli, the only major city in western Libya with a significant rebel toehold. The rebels claim could not be confirmed.
Mexican forces find 17 more bodies
MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexican security forces said they have discovered another 17 bodies in mass graves found last month in the northern state of Durango.
The discovery brings the number of bodies recently unearthed in Durango to 218. That total eclipses the 183 bodies found in pits last month in Tamaulipas.
Durangos security agency said late Saturday that the excavation also turned up a bag of bones.
State investigators have not speculated on a motive for the killings, but drug cartels have been blamed for mass graves found in other states. Durango authorities say some of the victims have been dead for up to four years while others were buried as recently as three months ago.
Northern Guatemala ambush kills 27
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (AP) Guatemalan national police say at least 27 people are dead in a massacre in a northern region overrun with drug traffickers.
The National Civil Police say 25 men and two women were killed in an ambush by gunmen in the town of Caserio La Bomba in Guatemalas Peten province.
Police say they are investigating whether the attack is related to Saturdays killing of Haroldo Leon, who is the brother of alleged Guatemalan trafficker Juan Jose Juancho Leon.
Juancho was killed in 2008 by Mexicos Zetas drug gang. The Zetas have gained increasing control of the drug trade beyond Mexico.
Guatemala in February lifted a two-month-long state of siege of Alta Verapaz province and arrested at least 20 suspected members of the Zetas gang.