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Libyan rebel forces advancing towards Brega

08-11-2011 12:47 BJT

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A Libyan rebel spokesman says the rebel forces are advancing into the strategic oil town of Brega. The town is located about 2 hundred kilometers from the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

Fighters have been trying to dislodge Gaddafi forces from Brega since April. And they are fighting more than just Gaddafi loyalists. They also have to contend with high desert heat. It's also the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, meaning the fighters are meant to fast from sunrise to sunset.

Fawzi Bokatif, Commander of Union of Revolutionary Forces, said, "Very exhausting conditions and a lot of the rebels have tried to fast, but we have tried to convince most of them to eat and break their fast, because of the intensive fighting and the heat and high temperature since it's a semi-desert like area."

They also have to contend with high desert heat. It's also the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, meaning the fighters are meant to fast from sunrise to sunset.

They also have to contend with high desert heat. It's also the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, meaning the fighters are meant to fast from sunrise to sunset.

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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