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Libya rebels take control of Sabratha

08-19-2011 08:54 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

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Libyan rebels have celebrated another victory in Sabratha, west of the Libyan capital Tripoli. This comes after at least 3 days of fighting against forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. The rebels say they secured almost all of the city on Thursday after fighting Gaddafi soldiers and snipers taking district after district.

Sabratha rose up against Gaddafi at the start of the conflict but were soon crushed by government forces. But the main coastal road linking Sabratha and Zawiya, where rebels took control of the refinery, is not under the control of the rebels.

A rebel fighter celebrates after rebels took control of the coastal town
of Sabratha, 65 km (40 miles) west of Tripoli, August 18, 2011. Libyan
rebels seized an oil refinery in the city of Zawiyah and took control of
Sabratha further west on the main highway from Tripoli to Tunisia on
Thursday, further isolating Muammar Gaddafi's stronghold. REUTERS/Bob Strong


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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