4:50pm

Wed March 2, 2011
Africa

Pro-Gadhafi Forces Strike Back Against Rebels

Forces loyal to the Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi launched ground and air attacks on a rebel-held town on the Mediterranean coast not far from the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. The battle for Brega lasted much of the day. When the fighting subsided, the rebels appeared to control most of the town — after losing ground earlier in the day. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro was in Brega during the battle and talks with host Melissa Block about what she witnessed.

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