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30 killed in fight for key Libyan city

Posted by on March 17, 2011 0 Comment

People have been killed since Tuesday night in fighting for the gateway to rebel-held territory in Libya, a senior hospital official has told The Associated Press.

Libya’s opposition battled to keep Moammar Gaddafi’s forces at the city of Ajdabiya yesterday hoping for help from the UN Security Council before his tanks and troops break through.

The official said at least 80 were hurt and admitted to hospital. Many more of the wounded could not reach the hospital.

Colonel Gaddafi’s rapid advance on the rebels appears to have spurred the US to leave behind weeks of doubts about a no-fly zone in Libya, and start pushing for broader UN authorisation for international air, sea and land forces. Agencies


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