Rebels Repel Pro-Gaddafi Forces In Brega

On TV, Gaddafi Threatens “Bath of Blood”


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In the fierce day-long battle, Libyan rebels were able to repel an aggressive attack launched by Libyan Army forces backed by artillery and war planes against Brega, an oil-refining town approximately 500 miles east of Tripoli.

At least six were confirmed dead with that number expected to rise, according to witnesses cited by the New York Times.

During the day, Muammar Gaddafi made another appearance on state TV. The embattled dictator said that he would “fight until the last man and woman” and warned of “baths of blood” if Western forces intervened.

CNN’s Ben Wedeman reported witnessing an airstrike that appeared to be targeting civilians in Brega.

Meanwhile, across the border in Tunisia, the a major humanitarian crisis is beginning to develop with tens of thousands of foreign nationals who fled the fighting now unable to get home. The majority of those stranded are Egyptian.

The UN is reporting that 75,000 people have fled to Tunisia since unrest began and 40,000 more are waiting to cross.

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