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  7/20/2011, Tammuz 18, 5771

Lybia Kills 8 Rebels Near Oil-Rich Town


Government forces in trucks disguised with rebel flags shelled opposition positions near the strategic eastern oil town of Brega, killing eight rebel fighters and wounding dozens more, officials said.

In an audio message Tuesday directed at a rally of thousands in the town of al-Aziziya, south of Tripoli, embattled ruler Moammar Qadhafi emphasized the importance of Libya's vast oil wealth to his regime, and called the civil war a battle "for our way of life."