‘Rebels control town near Tripoli’

Libyan rebels are in control of the town of Bir al-Ghanam, about 80 km south of the capital Tripoli.

Updated: Aug 08, 2011, 17:44 PM IST

Bir Al-Ghanam: Libyan rebels are in control of the town of Bir al-Ghanam, about 80 km (50 miles) south of the capital Tripoli, after a battle at the weekend, a reporter inside the town said on Monday.
The reporter said he was in the center of Bir al-Ghanam where there was no sign of any government troops. He said he saw three burned out tanks and an abandoned artillery piece.
Bureau Report