Benghazi: A Libyan medical official says
10 rebel fighters seeking to oust ruler Muammar Gaddafi have
been killed in an attack on a strategic eastern oil town.
Mohammed Idris said on Saturday that rebel forces entered
the front-line town of Brega the night before and that
government shelling and land mines killed 10 fighters.
He said rebel forces captured four government
soldiers. It was unclear whether any other government troops
were killed and whether the fighting had advanced the rebel
Libya`s opposition received a boost yesterday when
more than 30 nations including the US recognised their
National Transitional Council. But the civil war has fallen
into a stalemate, with rebel forces unable to make significant
advances, even while NATO bombs Gaddafi`s troops under a UN
mandate to protect civilians.