Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Libya: Khaddaffi's Forces Regain Control Of Key City of Zawiyah
Pro-Khaddaffi troops have retaken a key city from the rebels, Zawiyah.
This is a major setback, as Zawiyah was the closest rebel-held point to Tripoli, 30 miles west of Khaddaffi's stronghold.
The rebels were hit with air bombardment and an armor assault, and the loss of life is said to be heavy.
The rebels were also forced out of the oil port of Ras Lanuf further east.