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Libyan forces loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi are reported to have abandoned a coastal oil refinery in Zawiya, just 50km (30 miles) west of Tripoli. Revolutionaries are said to be in control of the area. The BBC reports.
Sky News’ Alex Crawford is back In Zawiyah and reports on the revolutionaries’ attempts to push Gaddafi forces out of the town. Inside Libya: Alex Crawford In Zawiyah As Rebels Try To Push Gaddafi”s Forces Out Of Town (mp3)
ZAWIYAH, Libya Aug 16 (Reuters) – Life-long friends Abdul Ghani and Majdi often played soccer and billiards together as youngsters, went to the same law school and then joined the rebel movement fighting to topple Muammar Gaddafi. A sniper’s bullet … Continue reading
Revolutionaries say they now control almost all of Zawiyah, but Gaddafi’s forces are using rockets to strike at several parts of the city.
Revolutionaries claim to control around 70% of Az-Zawiyah. They say they have suffered many casualties due to sniper fire. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports.
Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Az-Zawiyah.
Libyan rebels have been involved in a gun battle in the key town of Al Zawiyah. The rebels claim they have reached the centre of the town, but the Gaddafi regime says it remains in control. A plume of smoke … Continue reading
Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr, reporting from Libya, says the opposition fighters were able to fight their way into Az-Zawiyah but they have still not been able to secure it entirely.
BIR SHAEB, Libya — Libya’s rebels on Saturday fought with regime troops for control of a key mountain town that is a strategic gateway on the road to Tripoli in an intensified western offensive aiming to push toward Moammar Gadhafi’s … Continue reading