Rebel forces took the control of the oil city of Zawiya 50 kilometers west capital Tripoli 1908111
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Defense News - Libya
|Friday, August 19, 2011, 10:03 AM|
|Rebel forces took the control of the oil city of Zawiya 50 kilometers west of the capital Tripoli|
Libyan forces loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi are reported to have abandoned a coastal oil refinery in Zawiya, just 50km (30 miles) west of Tripoli. Rebel forces are said to be in control of the area.
Rebel fighters in the city Zawiya, 50 kilometres west of the capital Tripoli.
Nine people were killed and at least 45 were injured during the battle for the refinery, located in the city of Zawiyah, 50 kilometres west of the capital Tripoli.The rebels also took control of the city of Sabratha, on the main highway to Tunisia. If they can secure the town, it would tighten their control of fuel from across the border.
Rebel forces in Libya said they have made strategic advances and hope to enter Tripoli by the end of August.