August 8, 2011 / 9:48 AM / in 7 years

Rebels control town near Tripoli - Reuters reporter

BIR AL-GHANAM, Libya, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Libyan rebels are in control of the town of Bir al-Ghanam, about 80 km (50 miles) south of the capital Tripoli, after a battle at the weekend, a Reuters reporter inside the town said on Monday.

The reporter said he was in the centre of Bir al-Ghanam where there was no sign of any government troops. He said he saw three burned out tanks and an abandoned artillery piece. (Reporting by Michael Georgy; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by )

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