Political Risk

Libyan Rebels Repel Attack on City

“Government opponents in the rebel-held oil city of Zawiya repelled an attempt by forces loyal to Libyan dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi to retake the city closest to the capital in six hours of fighting overnight, witnesses said Tuesday.

The rebels, who included defected army forces, are armed with tanks, machine guns and anti-aircraft guns. They fought back pro-Gadhafi troops, armed with the same weapons, who attacked from six directions. There was no word on casualties in Zawiya, some 50 kilometers west of Tripoli.”

Source: Libyan Rebels Repel Attack on City – WSJ.com

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