Libyan rebels in Zawiya
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Libya rebels capture Zawiya oil refinery

An oil refinery outside the Libyan town of Zawiya, just 50km (30 miles) west of Tripoli, has been taken by opposition forces, the BBC has confirmed.

A BBC crew was taken around the refinery by the rebels who have captured the complex.

There was no sign of pro-Gaddafi troops, and dozens of rebel groups could be seen milling around.

This contradicts a statement by the Libyan PM who said earlier that government forces were in control.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Zawiya.

  • 18 Aug 2011
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