Gadhafi Launches Strikes Against Oil Town
But rebel forces appear to have taken control there
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2011 8:04 AM CST
Libyan men prepare to go fight forces from the Libyan army outside the eastern town of Brega, Libya, Wednesday, March 2, 2011.   (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

(Newser) – Libyan air forces rained at least three airstrikes down on Brega today, a day after rebel forces drove Gadhafi loyalists out of the major oil town. There was also a strike just outside of Ajdabiya, about 40 miles away, the Washington Post reports. But there was no fresh ground fighting, and some rebels, emboldened by their apparent victory, say they intend to press west into Tripoli.

 

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