Sunday, March 13, 2011

Libyan rebels warns of 'half a million dead' as Gaddafi's men take Brega and advance on Benghazi - 13th Mar 2011

  • Rebels beg NATO for no-fly zone over Libya to stop deadly air attacks
  • Gaddafi's men now heading for rebel stronghold of Benghazi

Retreating Libyan rebels are bracing for a 'massacre' of 'half a million' as state television today reported that forces loyal to Moammar Gaddafi have retaken the oil town of Brega in the east of the country.

The poorly equipped and loosely organised rebels have been forced into retreat and have once again pleaded with NATO to enforce a no-fly zone as they prepare for a last stand in the rebel capital of Benghazi.

Gaddafi's forces pushed the front line miles deeper into rebel territory yesterday to just 25 miles outside Brega, the site of a major oil terminal. Read More