Libyan rebels regain control of Brega, Al Jazeera reports

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March 13, 2011 23:18

CAIRO - Al Jazeera television quoted Libyan rebels as saying they had regained control of the Libyan oil town of Brega on Sunday, but there was no independent confirmation.

Witnesses said Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's troops seized Brega early on Sunday. Over the last weeks' fighting, both sides have frequently claimed victory in battles over towns long before any decisive action.

Rebel Colonel Hamed al-Hasi, introduced as rebel spokesman in Brega, told Al Jazeera: "We have captured 20 of Gaddafi's forces and we killed 25. We have forced them to retreat 20 km from the town."


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