Brega

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contributed-news 9695160-brega-is-liberated However, Reuters later reported ten rebels were killed and 172 wounded and confirmed that the battle was still ongoing. Rebel radio reports said that after three days of heavy fighting, aided by substantial NATO bombing, rebel units had bypassed


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of Brega repulsed by the rebels . On 15 March, government forces retook Brega (Second Battle of Brega), during their initial counter-offensive as the disorganised rebel forces were crushed by the Loyalist's heavy weapons and air power.

, the frontline had stabilised between Brega and Ajdabiya, with rebel forces launching numerous attacks on the town (Third Battle of Brega), which all resulted in hasty retreats. Eventually after pushing the Loyalists back from Ajdabiya, the rebels once again launched an assault (Fourth Battle of Brega) on the strategic oil

the Libyan civil war, oil export and activities at the oil refinery have been brought to a standstill. By the end of February, throughput at the oil terminal had diminished from 90,000 barrels of crude oil daily to a mere 11,000. Many employees at the terminal had left, following rumours that the regime of Muammar Gaddafi was going to bomb the plant.


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town of Brega "within days", even as they suffered heavy casualties in the offensive http: news.xinhuanet.com english2010 world 2011-07 17 c_13990357.htm There was heavy NATO bombardment on the morning of 17 July, in which warplanes destroyed a large military vehicle storage area in Tajura, 30 kilometres east of Tripoli that consisted of several substantial warehouses, containing various military vehicles including battle tanks, armoured personnel carriers


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British forces News date 25 June 2011 On 1 July, it was reported that British Apaches were involved in a 'fierce' battle around the town of Khoms (Khoms, Libya).

July, it was reported that British Apaches were involved in a 'fierce' battle around the town of Khoms (Khoms, Libya). On 2 July


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British forces News date 25 June 2011 On 1 July, it was reported that British Apaches were involved in a 'fierce' battle around the town of Khoms (Khoms, Libya). An operation to contact the Libyan rebel and opposition Leaders of Colonel Gaddafi (Muammar Gaddafi). The mission was a failure after the team was captured and held prisoner for 72 hours by Libyan rebels. http: www.telegraph.co.uk news worldnews africaandindianocean libya 8365069 Libya-SAS-mission-that-began-and-ended-in-error.html new information has appeared which say that the mission and the prisoners were SBS (Special Boat Service) & not SAS (Special Air Service) members. http: www.independent.co.uk news world africa british-special-forces-team-released-after-botched-mission-2234233.html http: www.thisislondon.co.uk standard article-23929902-william-hague-may-not-have-stomach-for-his-gruelling-job-says-ming-campbell.do However, a BBC news night broadcast on Jan 19th 2012 revealed that the SAS had, in fact, returned to Libya later on in the conflict in a joint operation with French and Qatari special forces. The programme explains that SAS 22nd regiment were in the East of Libya, operating in small groups in places like Misrata and Brega by August. Assisting in training, coordinating their command on and off the front line, and NATO airstrikes http: www.bbc.co.uk news world-africa-16624401 . It is also alleged that the SAS 22nd were leading the hunt for Gaddafi after the Battle of Tripoli http: www.telegraph.co.uk news worldnews africaandindianocean libya 8721291 Libya-SAS-leads-hunt-for-Gaddafi.html .


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, the frontline had stabilised between Brega and Ajdabiya, with rebel forces launching numerous attacks on the town (Third Battle of Brega), which all resulted in hasty retreats. An operation to contact the Libyan rebel and opposition Leaders of Colonel Gaddafi (Muammar Gaddafi). The mission was a failure after the team was captured and held prisoner for 72 hours by Libyan rebels. http: www.telegraph.co.uk news worldnews africaandindianocean libya 8365069 Libya-SAS-mission-that-began-and-ended-in-error.html new information has appeared which say that the mission and the prisoners were SBS (Special Boat Service) & not SAS (Special Air Service) members. http: www.independent.co.uk news world africa british-special-forces-team-released-after-botched-mission-2234233.html http: www.thisislondon.co.uk standard article-23929902-william-hague-may-not-have-stomach-for-his-gruelling-job-says-ming-campbell.do However, a BBC news night broadcast on Jan 19th 2012 revealed that the SAS had, in fact, returned to Libya later on in the conflict in a joint operation with French and Qatari special forces. The programme explains that SAS 22nd regiment were in the East of Libya, operating in small groups in places like Misrata and Brega by August. Assisting in training, coordinating their command on and off the front line, and NATO airstrikes http: www.bbc.co.uk news world-africa-16624401 . It is also alleged that the SAS 22nd were leading the hunt for Gaddafi after the Battle of Tripoli http: www.telegraph.co.uk news worldnews africaandindianocean libya 8721291 Libya-SAS-leads-hunt-for-Gaddafi.html .


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;http: blogs.aljazeera.net live africa live-blog-libya-march-26 p: news.sky.com skynews Home World-News Video-Libyan-Rebels-Retake-Brega-And-Ajdabiyah-After-Gaddafi-Forces-Flee-Amid-Coalition-Airstrikes Article 201103415960556?lpos World_News_Top_Stories_Header_3&lid ARTICLE_15960556_Video%3A_Libyan_Rebels_Retake_Brega_And_Ajdabiyah_After_Gaddafi_Forces_Flee_Amid_Coalition_Airstrikes_ In April the rebels were again driven out of the Brega area, ref>

Rebels push on as Apaches and RAF fighters strike Gaddafi's forces publisher British Forces News date 13 June 2011

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town. With both sides unable to gain a decisive military advantage, it appears likely the front line will continue to remain in the vicinity of Brega, potentially causing major lasting damage to the town, the extent of which is currently unclear. The effect of the fighting on the town's 7,000 inhabitants is also unclear, as is the number of oil workers remaining in the town. On 16 July 2011, it was reported that the rebels appeared to have taken Brega. http: www.allvoices.com


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Sherlock url http: news.scotsman.com world Gaddafi-hammers-Misrata-frontline-after.6783208.jp title Gaddafi hammers Misrata frontline after UK Apache helicopters strike publisher The Scotsman date 11 June 2011 On 13 June, British Apaches destroyed several inflatable boats with 30 mm cannon fire, believed to be Libyan Special Forces, before engaging and destroying multiple vehicles along the coastline, including an anti-aircraft system.

-frontline-after.6783208.jp title Gaddafi hammers Misrata frontline after UK Apache helicopters strike publisher The Scotsman date 11 June 2011 On 13 June, British Apaches destroyed several inflatable boats with 30 mm cannon fire, believed to be Libyan Special Forces, before engaging and destroying multiple vehicles along the coastline, including an anti-aircraft system.

;http: www.telegraph.co.uk news worldnews africaandindianocean libya 8365069 Libya-SAS-mission-that-began-and-ended-in-error.html new information has appeared which say that the mission and the prisoners were SBS (Special Boat Service) & not SAS (Special Air Service) members. http: www.independent.co.uk news world africa british-special-forces-team-released-after-botched-mission-2234233.html http: www.thisislondon.co.uk standard


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;http: blogs.aljazeera.net live africa live-blog-libya-march-26 p: news.sky.com skynews Home World-News Video-Libyan-Rebels-Retake-Brega-And-Ajdabiyah-After-Gaddafi-Forces-Flee-Amid-Coalition-Airstrikes Article 201103415960556?lpos World_News_Top_Stories_Header_3&lid ARTICLE_15960556_Video%3A_Libyan_Rebels_Retake_Brega_And_Ajdabiyah_After_Gaddafi_Forces_Flee_Amid_Coalition_Airstrikes_ In April the rebels were again driven out of the Brega area, ref>

Brega

'''Brega''' , i.e. "Brega Seaport"), is a complex of several smaller towns, industry installations and education establishments situated in Libya on the Gulf of Sidra, the most southerly point of the Mediterranean Sea. It is located in the former Ajdabiya District, which in 2007 was merged into the Al Wahat District. The town is the center of Libya's second-largest hydro-carbon complex.

During the Libyan Civil War (2011 Libyan Civil War), the town quickly fell under control of the Libyan opposition. their attack on 13 March was successful, though rebels later recaptured it on 26 March. http: blogs.aljazeera.net live africa live-blog-libya-march-26 p: news.sky.com skynews Home World-News Video-Libyan-Rebels-Retake-Brega-And-Ajdabiyah-After-Gaddafi-Forces-Flee-Amid-Coalition-Airstrikes Article 201103415960556?lpos World_News_Top_Stories_Header_3&lid ARTICLE_15960556_Video%3A_Libyan_Rebels_Retake_Brega_And_Ajdabiyah_After_Gaddafi_Forces_Flee_Amid_Coalition_Airstrikes_ In April the rebels were again driven out of the Brega area, http: www.cbc.ca m touch news story 2011 04 04 libya-us-nato-gadhafi.html Report from Canadian CBC of oppositions forces regaining New Brega in the beginning of April, specifying the division between the different parts of Brega. and a several months long stalemate formed. On 11 August 2011, the rebels claimed to had retaken the eastern part of Brega. Libyan rebels capture eastern part of Brega -spokesman

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