05.03.2011 29.Adar l, 5771
At least 30 civilians killed during clashes in town near capital that has for days defied Libyan leader's rule, residents say; Libyan gov't official adamant that town now liberated.
Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Friday fought their way into Zawiyah, a town near the capital that has for days defied his rule, killing a rebel commander and pinning fighters into pockets of resistance.
At least 30 civilians were killed in the clashes, residents said by telephone. An improvised force of rebels was pushed back to the central square in Zawiyah, about 50 km (30 miles) west of the capital Tripoli, a rebel spokesman said….