Libyans prepare for clash in Ras LanufAnti-regime protesters in Libya are reportedly preparing for a major face-off with pro-regime forces in the oil-rich city of Ras Lanuf.
The preparation by revolutionaries comes after forces loyal to the Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi seized back the city of Bin Jawad on Sunday, following deadly clashes with the opposition, a Press TV correspondent reports.
At least seven people were killed and over 50 injured in clashes in Bin Jawad.
Violence persists in different cities and towns.
Gaddafi’s tanks have shelled the civilian population in the western city of Misratah.
Witnesses say tanks and artillery fire have smashed into the city center in Misratah, Libya’s third biggest city.
The United Nations called for urgent and unimpeded access to areas of Libya affected by violence, particularly the western part of the country.
“The Secretary General (Ban Ki-moon) is deeply concerned about the fighting in western Libya, which is claiming a large number of lives and threatens even more carnage in the days ahead,” Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement published by the UN’s information center on Sunday.
Since Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi started the violent suppression of the country’s revolution several weeks ago, thousands of protesters, demanding his ouster, have lost their lives in the regime’s bloody crackdown.PressTV