Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Rebel offensive in the west, about 50 km from Tripoli

Libyan rebels launched an offensive in the west of the country, Gualicho, about fifty kilometers south of Tripoli. A journalist from Agence France Presse reported heavy exchanges of artillery fire between the insurgents and the forces of Muammar Gaddafi and NATO planes flying over the area, but no bomb.

"This morning we finally got the green light for the Atlantic Alliance and the attack began," said a member of the Revolutionary Committee of Zenteno. Last Sunday, the opposition announced that in the next 48 hours would have launched an offensive to regain large-scale areas south of Tripoli, in particular the strategic town of Bir al-Ghanam from which they could bombard the capital.

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