Monday, July 18, 2011

Libyan Rebels fight in the streets of Brega, oil enclave

After a four-day offensive, the rebels have managed to break today Libyan defenses raised by the troops around the enclave gadafistas Brega oil, 78 miles west of Ajdabiya, and led the fighting in the streets of the town. Rebel commanders have told Efe that the militants have managed to penetrate the city's residential area, but have not yet managed to control it.

"500 soldiers have come to recognize in the city, others are following them. By the time night falls the city will be ours," said Efe field commander Abdul Jawad.

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