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Libyan rebels start to push back in Brega

Libyan rebels start to push back in Brega
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Libyan rebels are concentrating their efforts on Brega as they attempt to regain momentum in the fight against the army. They are moving heavy weaponry, including rocket launchers, to what now appears to be the frontline between the two sides.

After two days of retreating, the rebels are trying retake the town from forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi. Last week, the rebels made use of coalition airstrikes to take control of the the eastern port city, but were driven back just days later.

Further east in Ajdabiya, there is evidence of greater coordination in the rebel forces, as they prevent any unarmed civilians from reaching Brega. Ajdabiya is where the rebels are regrouping. The city’s port has also been closed.

Meanwhile the coalition airstrikes continue. The French military released a video it claims shows their fighter jets bombing an ammunitions depot south of Tripoli. Belgium has also released footage which they say shows F-16 fighter jets bombing a military compound in Libya.

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