Africa

Libya revolt: Zawiya

Pro- and anti-government forces have been battling for ground in Libya. Explore the map below to find out more about the key flashpoints.

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Forces loyal to Col Gaddafi fought bitter clashes over the weekend with rebels in the town, situated 30 miles (48 kilometres) west of the Libyan capital Tripoli.

The armed opposition to Col Gaddafi say they repulsed the government forces' attack.

The town has experienced some of the heaviest fighting in the escalating crisis that began mid-February.