Libya crisis in maps: Day by day

Tuesday, 29 March

Pro-Gaddafi forces used heavy weaponry to check a rebel advance on the coastal city of Sirte, the Libyan leader's birthplace and a key target for westward-advancing rebels.

Rebels have been forced to retreat from the town of Nawfaliya, 120km (75 miles) from Sirte, and from Bin Jawad, some 30km further east.

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