Monday, August 29, 2011

Rebels advance in control around Sirte

Libyan rebels have announced full control of the city of Ben Jawad, in the east, where forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi had stood up to them in their progress towards Sirte, the hometown of leader fled, the channel reported catarí Jazeera. Sirte is a city in the hands of Gadhafi's followers after the fall of Tripoli.

In Ben Jawad, the rebel leader Harun Fadl told Al Jazeera that are mostly concerned about possible chemical weapons and long-range missiles that may still possessed by gadafistas. In case of an attack, the rebels rely on support from NATO.

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