Pro-Gadhafi Forces Make Headway in Oil Ports
Posted on Mar 10, 2011
The struggle for control of Libya continued Thursday, with Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s forces reportedly gaining ground in the oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Sidra, sending rebels into retreat from those strongholds and claiming civilian lives in the ongoing conflict. —KA
Libyan rebels are fleeing the oil port of Ras Lanuf after sustained attacks by forces loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi.
There were reports of severe civilian casualties after rebel positions and residential areas came under fire from rockets and shells.
[...] In recent days, Col Gaddafi’s forces have been trying to regain ground in the rebel-held east, as well as the town of Zawiya, west of Tripoli.
This still from the BBC’s coverage of the Libyan conflict shows rebels near the oil port of Ras Lanuf.