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Libyan rebels say resistance “negligible” at Brega

Rebels surrounding the oil town of Brega now face "negligible" resistance from the remnants of Libyan leader Moammar Qadafi's forces inside the town, a military spokesperson said on Saturday.

"The only thing that is holding back the free Libya forces are the mines," said Colonel Ahmed Omar Bani. "Removal of these mines is a process that will take a few more days."

"As far as any resistance inside Brega, it is negligible," he added.

The rebel troops have held a 35-kilometer-long front around the town's east and south for much of the offensive which began 10 days ago, with small tactical groups occasionally probing the town.

But commanders within the rebel forces have given differing accounts of the amount of resistance they face, with estimates of Qaddafi's troop numbers placed at anywhere between 200 and 1,000.

Bani insisted a final push would be possible as soon as the mines are cleared.

-AFP/NOW Lebanon

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  • Antony

    antony here, peace to all, may the blessings of ramadan keep you always. my opinions are strong in nature because nature is in itself a strong entity. i truly believe in peaceful revolutions, the bloodless coup, to march and voice for the cause expecting change to be forthright by those commiting tryanical oppression, as it would seem that they would abide by the often times unspoken rule of fellow citizen respect. HOWEVER, as it stands now, there is no respect spoken or unspoken by the elite world syndicate, especially the corporate conglomerate matrix/military industrial multi-plex. in all realities that is the true culprit in every countries turmoil. the satanic secrecies the elite doorknobs pretend to illude to in an illusion of disgusting corruption, pedophilia, symbolic worship is a reflection upon their simplistic human and mortal impotence, they have knocked their consciences down so far that they use everyone and everything money can buy.

    August 3, 2011

  • Antony

    great lebanon, thank you and happiiness and peace be with you. I am antony, i have respect for you and your people. i have respect for the worlds people....i can never respect the worlds elte syndicate or new world order....if the peace, freedom, and dignity is to be realized by the people of the world, all countries must and i mean have too, identify, find, subdue, and put on trial their elite crimnal; syndicate cult..there are only a few here and there, yet they are truly responsible in every country for the oppression, recession, and financial meltdowns. when the people in lebanon, israel, saudi arabia, iran, the uk, the usa, syria, russia china india south america, etc etc etc.then finally we will attain the pre-peace and fairness to promote dignity, freedom, and recognition, that is is we the people of the world that are the true represenatives of our countries, NOT THE ELITE SYNDICATE OF BIG OLIGARCH WEALTH....EVERY C OUNTRY WE OBSERVE WHITR...

    July 27, 2011

  • antony cernuto

    MAY PEACE BE WITH YOU, GREAT FREEDOM FIGHTERS BROTHERS SISTERS MARTYRS, ABRAHAN, MUHAMMED GABRIEL, JESUS, ALAGOD, BAHAII''S, WHEN MY LIBYAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS BEGAN THE AWAKENING AND WERE MAKING PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONS SHOWING UNITY FOR THEIR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN EGYPT AND TUNISIA, I REMEBER THE GROUP NEAR BEN GHAZI AND THE FOOTAGE OF THEM WALKING AND MARCHING IN A RESPECRTFUL MANNER, SUDDENLY SHOTS RANG OUT AND THOSE VERY FIRST MARTYRS SHOT BY MERCENARIES FROM NORTH AFRICA. I WAS OUTRAGED THAT KADDHAFI ORDERED OR SHOULD IT BE BRIBED A GROUP OF SUDANIAN TRIBAL POOR. ...KADDAFHI IS LUCKY HE IS STILL ALIVE, THAT HE DESERVES NO LESS THAN EXECUTION FOR STEALING HIS COUNTYS MONEY AND NOT SHARING IT OR REINVESTING IT BACK TO THE PEOPLES, BRIBING THE SURROUNDING COUNTRIES POOR PEOPLE TO KILL THE FREEEDOM FIGHTERS, BY HE HIMSELF KILLING AND ORDERING HIS ELITE GUARD TO KILL, RAPE, MAIM, TORTURE. ....KADDDHAFI CANNOT STAY IN LIBYA, HE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE.HE FACES CRIMINAL PROS

    July 27, 2011