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BBC - Rebel Voice of Free Libya radio says the insurgents have driven Col Gaddafi's forces from the south-western suburbs of Benghazi and surrounded them at the port of Al-Zwitinah, 80 miles (130km) south of the city

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Mar 20th, 2011 at 05:40:14 PM EST
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Surrounded?  No kidding.

The regime's forces have to be in bad shape.  They pushed 160 kilometers, or so, in one night.  Attacked Benghazi the next day and were repulsed.  Last night got bombed in their positions outside of Benghazi.  Today they retreated 160 kilometers, back to their starting point.

Nothing short of complete military defeat.

From the last reports from Al-Zwitinah there was some kind of occupying/blocking force left in or around the city.  How many, how well they are supplied, what their Order of Battle and Table of Equipment is ... who knows?  

Hopefully the revolutionaries have gotten enough discipline to wait, rest, and organize themselves and not fling themselves into immediate battle.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Mar 20th, 2011 at 05:55:46 PM EST
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