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Libya seesaw

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Laaska News March 30,2011.

The pro-Gaddafi forces in Libya have recaptuied all oil ports in the Gulf of Sirte including Ras Lanuf and Brega. Reports say they are rapidly advancing east towards Ajdabiya, the last rebel stronghold on the coastal road towards Benghazi.

    The NATO-led anti-Gaddafi coalition has been again bombing Gaddafi targets outside Ajdabiya.


Gaddafi forces recapture Ras Lanuf

RAS LANUF, Libya, March 30 (Xinhua) — Forces loyal to embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi recaptured the key oil centre of Ras Lanuf, Al-Jazeera TV reported Wednesday.

Rebels fled from Ras Lanuf amid heavy tank and artillery fire, it added.

Aided by Western military strikes, the rebels had managed to seize a number of oil-rich towns in restive Libya, including Ras Lanuf and Brega in recent days.

The world’s major powers, the United States, Britain and France, started on March 19 to launch strikes from the air and sea against Gaddafi’s forces after the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution to impose a no-fly zone over Libya.



Libya: Misurata in opposition’s hands.

The Libyan opposition says that they have broken through the Gaddafi’s blockade in the port city of Misurata, thus opening the way for ships laden with humanitarian aid for them. Two ships have already delivered aid and evacuated the wounded.

Battles between Gaddafi’s supporters and opponents over the city of Misurata have extended over 10 days. Over 140 people have been killed and over 1400 wounded.




Laaska News.