Libyan rebels say they repelled an attack on Zawiyah

By REUTERS
March 5, 2011 16:58

TRIPOLI - Libyan rebels have repelled an attack by Muammar Gaddafi's forces on the western town of Zawiyah, a rebel spokesman told Reuters on Saturday. "They entered Zawiyah at six in the morning with heavy forces, hundreds of soldiers with tanks. Our people fought back ... We have won for now and civilians are gathering in the square," said Youssef Shagan, the rebel force spokesman in Zawiyah.


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