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117. Libyan rebels: Eastern oil terminal Brega seized

By KARIN LAUB and RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI - Associated Press | AP 31 mins ago

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) Libyan rebels battling Moammar Gadhafi's troops along the country's Mediterranean coast said they have captured all of the strategic eastern port city of Brega, which has repeatedly changed hands in the 6-month-old civil war.

Rebel military spokesman Col. Ahmed Bani said fighters gained control Saturday of the industrial section of Brega, after having captured its residential areas last week.


"We have liberated Brega and all of it is under our control," Bani told The Associated Press on Saturday. "The fighters are in the port and taken the refineries."

The clashes with Gadhafi forces killed two rebels and left fifteen injured, according to rebel spokesman Mohammed Idris.

His claim could not be immediately verified and officials in the Libyan capital Tripoli made no comment on it.


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  - ...  pinboy3niner   Aug-19-11 05:29 PM   #113 
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  - Libyan rebels: Eastern oil terminal Brega seized  pinboy3niner   Aug-19-11 10:49 PM   #117 
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