Libyan rebel forces on Sunday entered the oil town of Brega and fought street battles there with forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, a rebel spokesman said, in the biggest offensive in eastern Libya in weeks."The news coming from there is there is a street war going on between Gaddafi troops and the rebels, and 127 are wounded from our side," Abdulrahman Busm, an official in the rebel National Transitional Council, said by telephone.
Rebel forces took parts of strategic oil port city Brega on Monday but were beaten back by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in a barrage of shelling. The battle marks another turn in the ever-shifting territorial battle... Read Post
As forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi advance on rebel-held towns, follow the latest news from Libya and the wider region 9.48am: I've now talked with Chris McGreal, who left Brega with rebel troops as the rockets fell. While Gaddafi's... Read Post