Thursday, September 22, 2011

Anti-Gadhafi fighters say they control another Libyan town - 22nd Sept 2011

Revolutionaries have taken control of the southwestern town of Ubari, chasing Moammar Gadhafi loyalists from the area as Libya's new leaders continued to gain momentum, National Transitional Council field commander Al-Amin Shtawi said Thursday

The announcement comes days after the NTC received the significant milestone of being recognized by South Africa and the African Union as Libya's legitimate rulers.

Troops loyal to Libya's new leaders have been putting pressure on several regime holdout cities in recent days. Along with Thursday's military action in Ubari, fighters have also clashed with Gadhafi loyalists in the northern town of Bani Walid and in Sirte.

Fighters also have entered Sabha, a southern town long regarded as a pro-Gadhafi stronghold, and initially met no resistance, officials said. Read More