Libya scraps taxes to mark "victory" over rebels

TRIPOLI - Libya's government has ordered

the abolition of import tariffs on staple goods and taxes on
consumption and production, state television reported on Sunday.

It said the government took the decision "on the occasion of

the great Libyan victories over the terrorist gangs".

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have been

fighting rebels who control large areas of the country.