Rebels say hit by Gaddafi forces east of Sirte

RAS LANUF, Libya - Forces loyal to Libyan

leader Muammar Gaddafi attacked rebels on Sunday in Bin Jawad, a
town between rebel-held Ras Lanuf and Sirte on the coast, rebel
fighters said.

One fighter, returning wounded from the frontline town, said

the Gaddafi loyalists had attacked with machineguns and
rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs). Asked what he had seen, he
replied: "Death." Distraught, he would not say any more.

Other rebel fighters in Ras Lanuf said they had received

news of the attack by phone from the frontline. "People tell us
in Bin Jawad there are Gaddafi forces. Some rebels have been hit
by snipers," Khamis al-Libi, a rebel fighter, said.
"They have RPGs, and machineguns," added Mansour Mayloud,
another fighter. "There's been an attack on Bin Jawad."