Gadhafi Retakes Oil Hub of Brega

Latest domino in eastern Libya to fall out of rebel control
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2011 8:04 AM CDT
Libya Rebels Lose Oil Town of Brega to Gadhafi Forces
Rebels sit next to a pile of ammunition in Brega town, eastern Libya, Saturday March 12, 2011.   (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

(Newser) – In the latest domino to fall for Libya's ragtag rebels, state television is reporting that Moammar Gadhafi's forces have retaken the oil town of Brega in eastern Libya. State television has issued faulty reports in the past, notes the AP, but Gadhafi's forces were reportedly 25 miles outside the town yesterday and have been slicing through rebel ranks with little difficulty. Brega has been "cleansed from armed gangs," today's report said. (Read more Libya stories.)

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