Pro-democracy fighters advanced through the east and the west of Libya, now the forces loyal to the Libyan dictator, Muammar al Gaddafi have lost their ground. In the west, the rebel forces attacks caused the retreat of the government troops from the town of Kikla, located at 150km of the Tripoli, the capital.
Meanwhile in the east, the forces of Gaddafi were heavily attacked near the oil town of Brega. During the Monday assault at least 25 fighters perished and dozens were injured. The rebels have several months trying to seize Brega since it would allow them to open the road to Sirte, the Libyan dictator’s home town and from there to Tripoli.
Youssef Boudlal, a Reuters photojournalist, informed that the pro-Gaddafi forces retreated 9km from the town of Kikla. The rebels that now control the town are setting defensive positions in case of a counterattack.