Control of the oil city of Brega has changed hands several times during the past month as government troops and opposition forces advance and then retreat. If there were eventually to be a ceasefire leading to Libya’s partition, control of resources and revenues from oil ports including Brega and Ras Lanuf would be crucial.
More experienced and retired officers are now reportedly swelling the rebel ranks to combat the better equipped government troops. It remains unclear, however, the extent of rebel casualties with opposition forces claiming they urgently need more weapons and fresh supplies.
Libyan Rebel fighters drives towards the university of the key old port of Brega during the fighting
New volunteer Libyan rebel fighters receive training former servicemen of the old Gaddafi armed forces on how to use various weapons at a military camp in Benghazi.
Libyan rebel fighters receive weapons training at a military camp in Benghazi