Pro-Gaddafi forces retake Bin Jawad pushing rebel forces out of Bin Jawad 150 km East Sirte 3003111
Defense News - The conflict in Libya
Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 01:00 PM
Pro-Gaddafi forces retake Bin Jawad pushing rebel forces out of Bin Jawad 150 km East of Sirte.
Pro-Gaddafi forces retake Bin Jawad, as opposition fighters retreat in the face of renewed counter-offensive. Troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, have shelled pro-democracy forces heading west on the main coastal highway, pushing them out of Bin Jawad, a small town around 150km east of Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown.
The Pentagon said that international forces had launched 22 Tomahawk cruise missiles and flew 115 strike sorties over Libya in the last 24 hours.
The reversal for Libya's nascent opposition came after their forces had made a speedy, two-day advance from Ajdabiya. This city is a crossroads town that Gaddafi's troops had held for two weeks before an international military intervention allowed pro-democracy fighters to take it back.
A Libyan soldier loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi stands in a street strewn with rubble in the city of Misrata, 200 km (124 miles) east of the capital Tripoli