Libyan rebels capture town near Tunisia border
Libyan rebels captured the town of Bu Kammash, west of Zuwarah on the coastal road to the Tunisian border, after low-intensity fighting with loyalist forces.
Zuwarah: Libyan rebels on Friday
captured the town of Bu Kammash, west of Zuwarah on the
coastal road to the Tunisian border, after low-intensity
fighting with loyalist forces, a rebel military official said.
"The rebels took control of Bu Kammash today. There was
little fighting with the forces of (Muammar) Gaddafi," he told
a news agency.
He said the rebels were advancing towards Zelten, east of
Bu Kammash, which it hoped to capture within hours.
"The idea is to take control of Ras Jdir today," he said,
referring to a border post which is still held by regime
forces and through which Gaddafi could escape.
Since Wednesday, rebels in the area have mobilised to
reinforce comrades in Zuwarah, a Berber coastal town 30
kilometres east of the Tunisian border that is encircled by
Zuwarah remains within rocket range of other Gaddafi
strongholds -- Zelten to the west, Al-Jamil to the south and
Al-Ajilat to the southwest, from where regular bombardments
The town has changed hands several times since the revolt
began in mid-February. It was among the first to rise up
against Gaddafi when the revolt began in mid-February.