Libyan rebels said Saturday that the had begun an offensive to capture the coastal oil town of Brega. "There's a big movement on all fronts around Brega. We are attacking from three sides," said rebel spokesman Mohammad Zawawi, adding that progress was slow, because Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi had planted many mines in the area.
Zawawi said that rebel forces had reached the outskirts of the town by late Saturday. They could take the city “very soon, but we don't want to lose anybody so we're moving slowly but surely,” he added.