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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 05:59 PM
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140. AP reports rebels in towns SW of Tripoli have pushed Govt forces out of mountain town of Yefren
The Associated Press reports that rebels in towns southwest of Tripoli have banded together to fight pro-Gaddafi forces, pushing them out of the mountain town of Yefren.

Shaban Abusitta, a rebel leader from the town of Nalut, said youths from Nalut and Az Zintan infiltrated Yefren and helped their allies there to fight against government forces, who had surrounded the town. The rebels, armed with Kalashnikov rifles, attacked the armed forces' lines and pushed them away from the town.

Abusitta said at least 25 families from Yefren were now taking shelter in Nalut, and that many others were escaping towards the Tunisian border.

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http://blogs.aljazeera.net/live/africa/libya-live-blog-...





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