Libyan revolutionary forces claimed to have captured parts of a sprawling convention center that loyalists of Moammar Gadhafi have used as their main base in the ousted leader’s hometown and were shelling the city to try to rout snipers from rooftops in their offensive aimed at crushing this key bastion of the old regime.

Quoted from Libyans claim gains in Gadhafi hometown offensive on Yahoo! News – Latest News & Headlines

The battle Rebels capture the city; battle at the air base 18–26 February. Anti-government demonstrators numbering a few dozen began staging protests on 17 February (other reports indicate 19 February). Several protesters were arrested, triggering

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