Libyan freedom fighters have taken control of the city of Zlitan after fierce fighting that has lasted for weeks. Gaddafi’s forces have withdrawn to Wadi Kaam and Khums west of the city on the road to Tripoli.
According to reports coming from the battle field, rebels from Misurata and Zlitan have entered the city center after they liberated Souq Al-Thulatha and have taken control of most of the city. By six o’clock in the evening the whole city was under their control.
Over 30 rebels have died and more than 130 wounded in the battle that started this morning.