Monday, June 13, 2011

Killing more than 100 faithful to Gadhafi in clash with rebels

At least a hundred brigades loyal to Colonel Muammar Gadhafi were killed in the last hours in clashes with rebels in the region of Zawiyah, west of Tripoli, reported the Qatari television network Al Jazeera. The sources add that these clashes, a special virulence, have also claimed the lives of 15 rebels.

The area where the fighting is characterized by successive booms of explosions and exchanges of heavy fire, the sources explained, quoting a spokesman for the rebels fighting since February to get the hang of the regime in Tripoli. Forces loyal to Gadhafi have been forced to retrench and cut the road linking the capital to the border to try to block any rebel reinforcements, the sources indicated.

In another clash, which took place in the Berber mountains, southwest of Tripoli, killing at least seven rebels and 49 were wounded. UAE recognized the Libyan rebel council as the sole legitimate representative of the people of Libya. As for Gadhafi, Libyan television showed him playing chess with the controversial president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), Russian N.

Kirs Iliumzhínov.

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