Libyan rebels are fighting Muammar Gaddafi forces in Brega 1807111


Defense News - Libya

Monday, July 18, 2011, 10:28 AM
Libyan rebels are fighting Muammar Gaddafi forces in Brega.
Libyan Rebel forces have been advancing on Brega for several days despite heavy artillery fire from government troops holding the town. Video of July 14th, 2011 show that the rebel’s troops rebels start to be organized like a real army.
Video Libyan rebel’s forces near Ajdabiya ready for the battle of Brega against Gaddafi forces


Brega, about 750km (465 miles) east of the capital Tripoli, has changed hands several times in the fighting along Libya's Mediterranean coast since the rebellion began in February.

Three rebel fighters were killed and 96 wounded on Sunday, the agency quoted medical staff as saying - bringing the overall rebel toll since fighting began to 15 dead and 274 wounded.


Earlier another rebel spokesman, Mohammed al-Rajaly, told AP news agency that his forces had liberated the north-eastern half of the city and were moving against government forces in the south-western part.

Reuters reports that Nato aircraft have been targeting pro-Gaddafi forces near Brega in recent days, reporting hits on armoured vehicles and rocket launchers near the town.

Nato said its warplanes hit a military storage facility containing tanks, armoured personnel carriers and ammunition in Tripoli's eastern outskirts early on Sunday.