TRIPOLI, March 6 (Xinhua) -- Troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi sent tanks to storm into the town of Misurata, 200 km east of the capital Tripoli, on Sunday in an attempt to retake the city, which reportedly was still controlled by rebels, Al- Jazerra news network said, citing eyewitnesses.
Al-Jazerra said tanks shelled Misurata, Libya's third biggest city, to storm into the center of the city.
Another eyewitness said leaflets are being dropped over the city to warn its residents against joining an uprising aimed to bring down Gaddafi, in power for 42 years, the TV said.
Pro-Gaddafi troops send reinforcements to Zawiyah: Al- Jazerra
TRIPOLI, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Libyan rebels said troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi started to send reinforcements towards the western town of Zawiyah, a city which witnessed fierce clashes between rebels and pro-Gaddafi troops, Al-Jazerra news network reported on Saturday. Full story
12 killed in east Libya's weapon depot blasts: TV
TRIPOLI, March 4 (Xinhua) -- 12 people were killed and 26 injured in two blasts of weapon depot near Libya's western city of Benghazi on Friday, Al-Jazeera TV reported.
About 30 people were killed in clashes in Zawiyah, according to the TV report. Full story
International pressure mounting on Libya's Gaddafi
BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Some foreign governments and international organizations heaped more pressure on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Thursday, as Russia warned of a civil war in this Northern African country.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday called on Gaddafi to step down, while stressing that his administration is examining the "full range" of options, including the imposition of a no-fly zone. Full story