Rebels have tightened their grip over coastal oil ports as government forces again seized control of towns near Tripoli. Both sides are now entrenched along an east-west divide in the bloody uprising that has raged for over two weeks.
REUTERS - Muammar Gaddafi's forces wrested back part of a town in western Libya from rebels, but his foes said they had seized the oil port of Ras Lanuf, expanding their grip in the east of the country in a two-week-old uprising.
Frontline moving west, says FRANCE 24's Cyril Vanier in Libya
Anti-Gaddafi protesters defy regime in Tripoli, says FRance 24's Catherine Norris-Trent
Date created : 2011-03-05