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Saturday, March 05, 2011

PressTV - Protesters win battle near Libyan capital

READ MORE: PressTV - Protesters win battle near Libyan capital: "Earlier on Saturday, Gaddafi forces attacked the city with armored vehicles and tanks, trying to retake it from protesters.

'They entered Zawiyah at six in the morning with heavy forces, hundreds of soldiers with tanks. Our people fought back ...We have won for now and civilians are gathering in the square,' Reuters quoted Youssef Shagan, the anti-regime spokesman in Zawiyah as saying.

On Friday, they used heavy artillery against protesters, killing dozens.

Fierce fighting also continues between opposition groups and regime forces in several Libyan cities.

Meanwhile, armed protesters have taken control of the oil-rich city of Ras Lanuf after heavy fighting, which reportedly left at least eight people dead."

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