Libyan rebels cling to city center of Zawiyah

By REUTERS
March 9, 2011 16:37

 
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RAS JDIR, Tunisia - Tanks of forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi closed in on the rebel-held main square of Zawiyah on Wednesday and their snipers shot at anything that moved, rebel and resident sources said.

They said bodies were lying unrecovered in the ruins of many buildings destroyed in air raids earlier in the week and there was no one in the streets of the center of the city of 290,000.

"We can see the tanks. The tanks are everywhere," a rebel fighter told Reuters by phone from inside Zawiyah, which lies 50 km (30 miles) west of the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

It was not possible to verify the reports independently.

Foreign reporters are not allowed anywhere near the city and attempts by some to enter Zawiyah over the past few days have been blocked by the authorities.

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