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Libya - Aug 2, 2011 - 15:48

Last modified: 2 Aug 2011 12:48

Rebel forces say they pushed into the centre of Zlitan in a pre-dawn attack earlier today, sparking clashes with Gaddafi's forces in the town.

"The rebels advanced today inside Zlitan to control the centre. Now there is a vicious fight with Gaddafi's forces," said Colonel Ahmed Omar Bani, a military spokesman based in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

Zlitan lies about 120km east of Tripoli, the capital.