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Fierce combat in Libya's Western Mountains

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Fierce combat in Libya's Western Mountains


Fierce fighting is raging in Libya’s Western Mountains as rebels trying to unseat Muammer Gaddafi continue to battle superior government forces.

The frontline is fluid with Gaddafi’s troops holding the desert valleys pumping mortars and rockets into the surrounding hills.

Human Rights Watch have accused loyalists of “repeated indiscriminate attacks” on residential areas in the mountain towns of Nalut, Takut and Zintan.

There are reports that NATO aircraft targeted government weapon depots close to Zintan. The situation is described as “catastrophic” around the town, according to rebels fighting in the area.

Gaddafi’s army continues to shell the port of Misrata making life inside the city ever more difficult.

Still, the rebels pulled off a financial coup by selling $100 million of oil paid for through a Qatari Bank. They are in desperate need of food, medicine and weapons.

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