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26 rebels killed in Libya's Brega

2011-08-16 12:19

Cairo/Tripoli - At least 26 Libyan opposition fighters were killed in clashes with government troops in the eastern city of Brega, local media reported on Tuesday.

The Benghazi-based Quryna daily reported that most of the rebels were shot by snipers. Over 40 were injured in the clashes.

Rebels have been trying to take control of key cities in their push towards the capital Tripoli, to isolate leader Muammar Gaddafi.

The conflict in Libya began in February after a lethal government crackdown on protesters left many killed.

Gaddafi's forces fired a Scud missile on Sunday for the first time since the conflict with the rebels began earlier this year, US defence officials said on Monday.

The officials said the missile was launched from a government-held area, east of Sirte, towards Brega. But it landed in the desert and caused no casualties.

Rebels meanwhile reportedly were advancing in the western side of the country, when they took over most of al-Zawiyah, located some 50km west of Tripoli.


Comments
  • mphozania - 2011-08-16 13:23

    Good news to my sight. Hope they extinguish all these Rats.

      slg - 2011-08-17 16:50

      You're one of the reasons Africa is scourged by massacres and genocide.

  • Bush Lair - 2011-08-16 13:31

    Well done. They should have killed over 40 and injured 26. Up the the standard mighty Libyan fighters. Pull out all your arsenal at your disposal. Kill the traitors. Teach them a capital lesson. They thaught selling a sovereign country to the imperialists was a game. Now it's too late for the rebels to realise what they have put themselves into. Some foolish students left school to fight the very govenment that was paying their fees. This is utter idiocy. Crush the rats and stoogies. Africa unite and defeat the imperialists and terrorists. Long live Gaddafi.

      Anton - 2011-08-16 14:40

      They gave their lives to get rid of the SCUM OF AFRICA--aka---TYRANT GADDAFI Like in neighboring Egypt, these murderers will be held accountable, and will be brought to court, and stand trial, in a cage. The Opposition ( REBELS ) are now biting at gaddafi's ankle, and ready to pull him down. ------------VIVA---THE OPPOSITION-----( REBELS )---------

      slg - 2011-08-16 14:45

      Are you aware they were snipers, not engaged in fighting at all?

      mphozania - 2011-08-16 14:55

      And big up to Truvelo Manufacturers. The weapons are very useful.

      Datbrotherfromthestates - 2011-08-16 22:28

      ANTON THE AFRIKANERS AND THE BOERS ARE THE SCUM OF AFRICA!

      slg - 2011-08-17 01:53

      Datbrother, we don't need more hate and racism in the world.

      Anton - 2011-08-17 04:50

      thatbrotherfullofhatredwholovesafricaanddoesnotunderstandwhyitdoesnotlovehim, Wow, I knew the USA has a massive problem with racism, but you must be the KING OF RACISM!!!!! Please do us in Africa a favor, and keep it right where you are. Thank you,

      Niekie - 2011-08-17 07:08

      Yo, Datbrotherfromthestates, yo mamma was a man! Now shut your mouth and go mow the lawn and wash the car!

  • Francois - 2011-08-16 13:52

    How may government loyalist passed away?

      Bush Lair - 2011-08-16 14:01

      @ Francois None (0) of our govenment fighters has died in this specific battle. Well done guys. Up the gears.

      Anton - 2011-08-16 14:50

      It took a long time, but now AFRICA IS UNITING Besides this other tyrant Mugabe, there is NO LEADER IN AFRICA, who still openly supports this gaddafi scum family.

      Anton - 2011-08-16 14:58

      Bush Lair, " None of ""OUR"" government fighters has died......." Interesting!!!! Do you get paid for this, or is it TRUE LOVE ???

      Anton - 2011-08-16 16:59

      Bush lair, "Government fighters" !!!!! Snipers are not fighters. THEY ARE COWARDS !!! Hiding on roof tops. They are like gaddafi, weak as p.ss

  • RAYSEMBE - 2011-08-16 14:50

    Gaddafi is a real legend he knows how to doom cockrochies keep it on.

  • Bush Lair - 2011-08-16 15:04

    @Anton All African leaders support Gaddafi, except the British puppet Khama of Botswana. Eveyone one of them in AU is behind Gaddafi. Long live Gaddafi, down with traitor and rats.

      Anton - 2011-08-16 15:37

      Bush lair, You are in a fantasy world. Yes, Ian Khama was one of the first to tell gaddafi to get the heck out of Africa. But since than , many have openly followed. At the last AU meeting, even behind closed doors, there was not a kind word for this tyrant. Africa is slow to get its act together, but they are more united than ever; THIS WAR CRIMINAL MUST GO, AND GO HE WILL !!!!

      slg - 2011-08-16 16:27

      The British puppet Khama. That's funny. This should make clear to Southern Africans how erroneous your commentary really is. Everyone who opposes Gadhafi is a puppet, traitor, Zionist (curiously including the Muslim nation of Turkey), rat or dog. :) Lastly, just about all African leaders have said Gadhafi must step down. There's no question about this. Some (naively in my opinion) oppose Nato's actions, but all agree Gadhafi is an illegitimate leader and must step down. Zuma's delegation to Libya was not about supporting Gadhafi and extending his dictatorship; it was about finding a peaceful end to the violence.

  • DABOSS247365 - 2011-08-16 15:14

    It is only the western created rules of engagement that keeps us from winnning this war once & for all. Bomb the demon from he's tent. slaughter he's family & all who work for him. Stop listening to the UN. Attack he's compound & carpetbomb all & any military units. kill this ghastly dictator dog & all its offspring. Death to Ghadafi. Death to he's idea's & death to the regime.

  • Mthandi111 - 2011-08-16 16:02

    Africa is standing up our destiny shall not be determined by British or Americans or whoever Nato is. Long live Ghadhafi

      slg - 2011-08-16 16:31

      That's right: the African people of the Middle East are standing up to craft the governance principles of their countries. They're tired of living under oppressive dictatorships. This has been a long time coming, centuries in fact. Hallelujah. If only it would happen without the pain and suffering, though. This would be ideal, but perhaps too much to expect at this stage of our evolution.

  • tee-hee-hee - 2011-08-16 19:08

    More of this over the next 2 weeks as NATO throws everything in its power at the good Libya people and leader, they should be ashamed of the murders they are causing. Don't know how that Cameron\Sarkozy can sleep at night dictating to African and the World what to do while using NATO as the umbrella ,(we see ya) Gaddafi you are nearly there now !!! only 2 weeks left legally of there evil bombing. When NATO-scum stop bombing you can drive NATO Rebel-Rats out of the smaller towns. Would like to say to Anton and Slg = Long Live Gaddafi

      slg - 2011-08-17 02:02

      Unfortunately "the good Libyan people and leader" that you speak of are denying Libyans the basic human right to vote for their leaders. They are also trying to extend Gadhafi's 40-year dictatorial rule (yes, that's 40 years, longer than Robert Mugabe, and about the same as Apartheid) by killing, maiming, detaining and raping Libyans, to dominate them into submission. Nato is a military alliance of 28 countries, including Turkey, a Muslim nation. Nato is in Libya in terms of UN Resolution 1973 passed by the United Nations, which comprises 192 countries, to protect Libyans from being slaughtered by Gadhafi, particularly in Benghazi, where he and his "good people" had circled the city. It is highly likely Nato's mandate will be renewed beyond it's current term that expires in September.

  • Datbrotherfromthestates - 2011-08-16 22:33

    KILL ALL OF THE AL-QAEDA REBEL TERRORIST VERMIN!

      slg - 2011-08-17 02:04

      Saif Gadhafi announced an alliance with Al-Quaeda two weeks ago. Are you suggesting Gadhafi's forces and cronies (that means you) should be killed? I don't want to repeat the word you use at the end of your sentence. It's disgusting and hateful.

  • nn.prv - 2011-08-22 21:30

    "Kill them all and come back Alone" Buddy Spencer

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