Rebels in the eastern Libyan town of Ajdabiyah try to stop an attack of loyal forces Gaddafi 1503113
Defense News - The conflict in Libya
Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 05:15 PM
Rebels in the eastern Libyan town of Ajdabiyah try to stop an attack of loyal forces to Gaddafi.
Rebels in the eastern Libyan town of Ajdabiyah are trying to fend off an attack by forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi. The Libyan armed forces has been bombing the area on a regular basis, but has so far failed to dislodge the opposition rebels, who still patrol the streets.
A Libyan rebel drives his tank BMP-1 to the frontline in Ajdabiya on March 14, 2011
In the east, Ajdabiyah is the last remaining obstacle before the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.
Bashir Al Tammani, the leader of the Committee for Dialogue, which represents various tribal groups, has called for the fighting to end, claiming some rebels are trying to divide the country. He said he wanted to see dialogue with the opposition.
But in Benghazi rebels remain optimistic and defiant. One resident told news agency Reuters that if Gaddafi’s forces invade the city, “it will be war”.