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Libyan protesters shut down Brega oil port

Protesters have shut down the eastern Libyan oil port Brega, state firm National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Saturday, days after the government celebrated the reopening of major ports after almost a year of blockage. NOC spokesman Moh

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Libya's Zawiya refinery ramps up output

Libya's Zawiya refinery has returned to pre-shutdown output levels at around 60 percent of capacity and is running Brega crude oil, a senior Libyan oil official said. The 120,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) refinery and port re-open

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Libya rebels take casualties in fight for Brega

Rebels on the eastern front of Libya's civil war lost 11 men in the past 24 hours fighting to capture the strategic oil terminal and refinery at Brega on the Mediterranean coast, hospital sources said. Sources at a hospital in Ajdabiyah t

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Libya rebels ‘advancing on Brega’

Libyan rebels on Saturday said they had launched a push to capture the coastal oil town of Brega, but were advancing slowly because Muammar Gaddafi's forces had sown landmines on the approaches to the town. "There's a big movement on all f

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US urges Gaddafi to go as rebels claim oil town

Libyan and US officials met face-to-face, but while Tripoli said it was seeking talks with no preconditions, Washington said it delivered a clear message:Muammar Gaddafi must go.          T

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Libya rebels claim victory in Brega oil town

Rebel forces have routed most of Muammar Gaddafi's troops in the Libyan oil town of Brega in the biggest boost for the insurgents' military campaign in eastern Libya in weeks, a rebel spokesman said on Monday.      &n

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Rebels flee Gaddafi rockets in Libya oil town

Libyan rebels fled east under heavy rocket fire from leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces in the oil town of Brega on Tuesday in a sixth day of fighting that has failed to give either side the upper hand. Pounding and machinegun fire was heard

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Rebels, Gaddafi forces clash on oil town border

Rebels pushed forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi out of much of Brega and towards the outskirts of the sprawling oil town on Monday in a slow advance west, but were still facing bombardment with each step. Brega, spread across about 25 km (15

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Libya rebels battle Gaddafi forces in oil town

Warplanes flew over Brega overnight as rebels fought troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi for control of the east Libyan oil town, rebel fighters said.  A Reuters correspondent waiting near the eastern gate of Brega, a sparsely populated s

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Libya rebels hit by coalition air strike

At least 10 rebels were killed by a coalition air strike on Friday, fighters at the scene said on Saturday, in an increasingly chaotic battle with Muammar Gaddafi's forces over the oil town of Brega. With the more experienced and bette

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