[QODLink]
Africa
Rebels fight for Libya's Ras Lanuf
Forces loyal to Gaddafi are in a fierce fight to regain control of rebel-held positions like oil-rich Ras Lanuf.
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2011 04:51 GMT

Libyan troops troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi launched counteroffensive attacks against a number of rebel-held towns on Sunday as the uprising intensified into open warfare.

In Libya's Ras Lanuf, which is home to an important oil refinery, the fighting has been particularly heavy - but rebels there say the town remains in their hands.

Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland is there and has been talking to the rebels.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.