Libya’s Revolt May Become Civil War

Added: 07.03.2011

There are fears that Libya’s uprising against Muammar Gaddafi’s rule is turning into a protracted civil war. Witnesses say government forces have recaptured the town of Bin Jawad from the rebels.

Anti-government fighters claim to be in control of Zawiyah just 50 kilometres west of the capital Tripoli, but forces loyal to the Libyan leader have been counter-attacking with considerable power.

Rebel leaders said they fought off three assaults by government tanks and infantry over the weekend, each one bigger than the last.

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