Libyan military forces on alert against CIA-backed counter-revolutionaries who are attempting to topple the government of Muammar Gaddafi. Government forces have routed the rebels from several key areas., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
NATO air strike hits medical factory in Libya
BEIJING, June 14 (Xinhuanet) -- In Libya foreign media representatives were taken to a factory near Zawiya, hit by NATO airstrikes two days earlier.
According to Libyan government officials, the factory produces crucial medical supplies that could help save lives. Damaged military vehicles in a site next to the factory were seen through holes around the perimeter, leading to speculation that it WAS the target of the attack.
Meanwhile on Monday, government artillery fire rained down on rebel forces but failed to stop their advance into key grounds, west of their stronghold of Misrata, which they control as well the eastern third of Libya. The rebels also claim to have taken parts of the oil port of Zawiya, 30 kilometers west of the capital Tripoli.