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Libyan Rebels Take Hold In Strategic City

Filed by KOSU News in World News.
August 20, 2011

Rebels in Libya are tightening their grip on territory they’ve seized from forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. They are fighting battles in coastal cities around the capital of Tripoli, capturing the main square in the strategic western city of Zawiya after more than a week of heavy fighting.

NPR has not independently confirmed wire reports that the rebels control Zawiya, but a victory in that city would be an important boost for the rebels as they try to tighten the noose on Gadhafi’s stronghold in Tripoli, just 30 miles to the east.

The regime appears to be increasingly isolated, and is scrambling to marshal all the forces available to it to hold back rebels at the western front. [Copyright 2011 National Public Radio]

One Response to “Libyan Rebels Take Hold In Strategic City”

  1. Dominic Caraccilo says:

    The quality of life and security for the citizens has been largely restored and we are a large part of why that has happened.

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