28 Mar '11, 5am

Leticia also sweep west..past the sofa. Libyan rebels sweep west through key oil centres.

AL-EGILA - Libyan rebels took back an oil town and pushed westward yesterday towards the capital, seizing momentum from international air strikes that tipped the balance away from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's military. Brega, a main oil export terminal in eastern Libya, fell after a skirmish late on Saturday and rebel forces moved swiftly west, seizing the tiny desert town of Al-Egila - a collection of houses and a petrol station - on their way to the massive oil refining complex of Ras Lanouf. "There was no resistance. Gaddafi's forces just melted away," said Mr Suleiman Ibrahim, a 31-year-old volunteer, sitting in the back of a pickup truck. "This couldn't have happened without NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). They gave us big support." He said that rebels had already reached Ras Lanouf. Ras Lanouf and Brega combined would be responsible for a large chunk of Libya...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC110328-0000041/Libyan...

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