Libyan Forces Loyal To Gadhafi Retake Brega Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi have retaken the eastern city of Brega. Rebels in the east fear this is the start of a broader offensive against towns that have toppled Gadhafi's rule.
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Libyan Forces Loyal To Gadhafi Retake Brega

Libyan Forces Loyal To Gadhafi Retake Brega

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Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi have retaken the eastern city of Brega. Rebels in the east fear this is the start of a broader offensive against towns that have toppled Gadhafi's rule.

RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

Unidentified Man #2: (Foreign language spoken)

LOURDES GARCIA: Mohammed Khalifa is a 35 year old English teacher who's among the volunteers.

MOHAMMED KHALIFA: We will fight for freedom and honor, to be free. Our country.

GARCIA: Some men here have no military training at all, and others have come all the way from Egypt to join the fight, like Ahmed Mohammed a computer engineer.

AHMED MOHAMMED: Unidentified Man #3: (Foreign language spoken)

GARCIA: Unidentified Mane #4: (Yelling in foreign language)

GARCIA: Unidentified Man #5: (Foreign language spoken)

GARCIA: Back at the training camp, the military seemed confused, arguing for calm. But it's the youth that are running this show. Mahmoud Albuyasir is among them.

MAHMOUD ALBUYASIR: Unidentified Man #6: (Foreign language spoken)

GARCIA: Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, NPR News, Benghazi.

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