Battle for Benghazi looms, Libya army issues ultimatum

By REUTERS
March 17, 2011 02:24




TRIPOLI - The battle for control of rebel capital Benghazi looked just hours away on Thursday after the Libyan army told people to leave opposition-held locations and arms storage areas, but residents said the city was quiet.

Benghazi residents poured scorn on the army announcement, one of several recent reports on Libyan television that have not been borne out. It said on Tuesday that pro-Gaddafi masses were rallying in the city, which residents said never happened.


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