Libyan freedom fighters retake Ajdabiya, advance on Brega


Libyan freedom fighters retook the strategic eastern town of Ajdabiya which they lost over a week ago, as air strikes by coalition warplanes pound forces loyal to Gaddafi.

(VOA) — Libyan rebels chanted and fired their automatic rifles into the air after capturing the strategic town of Ajdabiya, which controls key roadways into eastern Libya. Coalition warplanes earlier had bombed Gaddafi’s military targets in Ajdabiya, destroying several tanks. A rebel spokesman said African mercenaries were killed in the fighting. Al-Arabiya TV showed several dozen African mercenaries, captured by the rebels.

(Al Jazeera) — Libyan rebels are advancing westwards after recapturing the strategic eastern town of Ajdabiya from government controls with the help of coalition airstrikes.

Reports on Saturday afternoon suggested rebels had already pressed onto the oil-port town of Brega, 80 kilometres to the west.

“We are in the centre of Brega,” rebel fighter Abdelsalam al-Maadani told the AFP news agency by telephone.


2 thoughts on “Libyan freedom fighters retake Ajdabiya, advance on Brega

  1. Haqq on

    Sometimes it is hard to believe we all as human being are living in the same world (Earth) when we look at what happening in our continent Africa and the rest part of the world especially in the western democratic countries.

    Canadian government failed yesterday , not because of corruption, nor because of human right, not because of the selling fertile land to foreigners , not because of detaining or killing opposition , not because of nepotism, not because invading neighboring countries …….but because of ethic issue, contempt of parliament for failing to release information related to the costs of crime legislation and the purchase of stealth fighter jets followed by vote of confidence by only rising hands in the parliament by those elected by people of the country.

    The society governs itself thanks to the infrastructures built by previous democratic government free from any political influence which makes all institutions, Judiciary & military, neutral & media free . In contrary the dictators or authoritarians do not want that because they will not be able to dictate to kill to loot their countries by clinging on power for life.
    Look at the tyrant Ghadafi, how many people have to die for him to cling on power till his death.

    God bless Ethiopia.

  2. The rebls (freedom fighters of Libiya) to meet in London compare the meeting of TPLF & EPLF held in London 22 years ago.
    Directly or indirectly they are seving their imperial masters not their people.

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