TUNIS - Pro-Gaddafi forces defeated insurgents in the coastal town of Zuwarah on Monday, retaking one of the last rebel-held towns in western Libya, a resident said.
"Zuwarah is in their hands now," Tarek Abdallah said. "They control it and there is no sign of the rebels. They are now in the centre -- the army and the tanks."
"The fighting stopped and they are here," he told Reuters by telephone. "We don't know what will happen to us and we fear they might commit crimes. We hope and pray to God they don't."