Libya: Gaddafi forces counter-attack as rebels cut oil

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July 10, 2011
Straits Times [Singapore]    
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"Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi launched a counter-attack on Sunday against rebel advance positions southwest of Tripoli, an AFP correspondent said, as rebels cut off an oil pipeline used to supply the Libyan strongman's forces. Loyalist troops fired half a dozen Grad rockets into the hamlet of Gualish 50km from the capital, and the rebels replied with anti-tank fire as they sought to hold a key gateway to Tripoli they seized on Wednesday. Just hours before the government attack, Nato warplanes bombed positions in the area, the correspondent said." (07/11/11)

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