August 2, 2011 / 2:08 PM / in 6 years

Seven rebels killed in Gaddafi counter-attack

MISRATA, Libya, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi killed seven rebels and wounded another 65 in a counter-attack in the town of Zlitan on Tuesday, hospital sources in Misrata said.

In recent days, rebels trying to oust Gaddafi have been seeking to consolidate gains in and around Zlitan, an important town 160 km (100 miles) east of the capital, Tripoli.

Reporting by Mussab Al-Khairalla; writing by David Lewis; editing by Mark Heinrich

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