Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi attacked the front gate of Libya's largest oil refinery near the coastal town of Ras Lanuf on Monday, killing 15 guards and wounding two, witnesses said.
"About 14 to 15 trucks came in from the direction of
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces pressed closer to the opposition stronghold of Benghazi while diplomatic efforts to impose a no-fly zone to help the rebels made little headway.
France pressured G8 foreign ministers at a meeting
Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi launched a new attack on the western town of Zawiyah on Saturday, with tanks shelling a rebel-held central square, residents said.
In a second day of fierce fighting for control of the coastal
Rebels awaited counter-attack by Muammar Gaddafi's forces on Monday, after the Libyan leader defied calls for him to quit in the hardest-fought of the Arab world's wave of uprisings so far.
Rebels holding Zawiyah, only 50 km west of Tripol