We, the revolutionaries who seized four tanks in Benghazi. Rebel forces repulsed the forces of al-Gaddafi outside the city and are fighting for territory at the western gate of Benghazi”, – quotes Reuters the words Nasr al-Kikili – a lawyer working in the media center of opposition to Benghazi .
Armed supporters of the overthrow of the regime of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said that the armored forces repulsed an attack on the city of Benghazi, which holds the rebels, reportsReuters .
Earlier, reports BBC reported that the Libyan army tanks on Saturday entered the city streets .
“We, the revolutionaries who seized four tanks in Benghazi. Rebel forces repulsed the forces of al-Gaddafi outside the city and are fighting for territory at the western gate of Benghazi”, – quotes Reuters the words Nasr al-Kikili – a lawyer working in the media center of opposition to Benghazi .
On the street, where there was a fight, got the crowd celebrating the success of the inhabitants, including women, said Reuters.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, Foreign Ministry spokesman said that troops respect the ceasefire but the rebels attacked troops in the area of Benghazi . In turn, representatives of the armed opposition groups have reported shelling by government forces.
Even before the government of Libya announced the cessation of all hostilities against the insurgents in connection with the adoption of a UN resolution. Tripoli denied the reports about the bombing of Libyan cities. Moreover, the Libyan authorities have invited observers from Turkey, Greece and Malta to monitor the ceasefire.
Resolution adopted on Thursday the UN Security Council, provides for the closure of airspace over by Libya to stop aviaobstrelov rebel forces and civilian casualties. UN Security Council decision imposes a ban on Libyan aircraft flights, and also provides for possible military action except for the use of ground forces.
On February 15 in Libya continues a popular uprising against al-Gaddafi, ruling the country for over 40 years . Libyan aviation daily struck at the location of the rebels in the east of the country and on selected rebellious city to the west of Libya. Libyan authorities claim that the struggle against the groups that supported al-Qaeda. Agencies