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Heavy clashes continue in Libya

Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 00:50

July 16 - Heavy clashes between rebels and forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi broke out on Saturday in Libya's Western Mountains. Jon Decker reports.

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Heavy clashes between rebels and forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi broke out on Saturday in Libya's Western Mountains as insurgents sought to push toward Tripoli. Sustained gunfire and volleys of artillery could be heard from the village of Bir Ayad - about nine miles south of the front line at the town of Bir Ghanam. Rebels at Bir Ghanam hold the high ground on the outskirts of the town, their closest position to the capital of Tripoli, about 50 miles away. Rebels in the Western Mountains have made progress in recent weeks after repelling assaults by Gaddafi's forces. The rebels have been hampered by divisions, ill-discipline and supply problems. Jon Decker, Reuters.

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Heavy clashes continue in Libya

Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 00:50