Gadhafi military forces retake rebel town in all territory as the key oil port Ras Lanuf 1303111
Defense News - The conflict in Libya
Sunday, March 13, 2011, 02:10 PM
Gadhafi military forces retake rebel town in all the territory as the key oil port of Ras Lanuf.
Libyan state TV reported Sunday that the opposition-held town of al-Brega had "been cleansed from the criminal gangs and mercenaries, the area is now safe, and all citizens should go back to their work and their normal life."
Anti-Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi rebel vehicles, drive back from the front line at a desert road between Agela and Ras Lanouf towns.
The military forces of Gadhafi has been pounding the key oil port of Ras Lanuf, once in the hands of rebel forces, and has taken control of towns such as nearby Bin Jawad. The Gadhafi government appears intent on retaking all territory from the opposition despite growing international pressure.
The Arab League voted Saturday to back a no-fly zone "to protect the civilian population" in Libya, the body's secretary-general Amre Moussa said.
"We will inform the U.N. Security Council of our request to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya," Moussa said. "The U.N. Security Council should decide how it will be enforced."
The no-fly zone which the Arab League is calling for would be a preventive measure and would have to be stopped immediately when the Libyan crisis ends, Youssef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Oman's foreign minister said in a joint appearance with Moussa.