Africa

Libya revolt: Brega

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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Rebels secured control of the strategic oil port of Brega - along with Ras Lanuf - last week, as they pushed out of the rebel-held eastern half of the country.

It was seen as a key battle and, according to Shashank Joshi, associate fellow of the Royal United Services Institute, demonstrated the impressive ability of small, disparate units to spontaneously mount a defence.

Rebel forces fought off an attempt by soldiers loyal to Col Gaddafi to retake the oil town on Tuesday 2 March.