A witness reports that tanks are closing in on the city center of Az-Zawiyah. He said that Gaddafi’s forces were 1500m away. According to him, half the city was destroyed by air attacks.
Earlier this week a high-ranking cousin of Gaddafi had been killed in the fighting, and “that’s why he bombed the city. They wanted to retrieve the body and they did,” Ibrahim said.
He also said about 60 fighters had gone to attack an army base about 20 kms (12 miles) from Zawiyah earlier on Tuesday. “None of them has returned and we don’t know if they’re dead or alive. We haven’t heard from them,” he said.
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