Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s forces inflicted a severe setback on rebels Saturday when they closed in on the town of Zawiyah near Tripoli. The rebels also claimed victory in the eastern town of Ras Lanuf.
REUTERS - Libyan forces closed in on the western town of Zawiyah on Saturday after rebels drove them from the centre in fierce fighting, while in the east, opponents of Muammar Gaddafi pushed towards his home town.
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