Rebels say Gaddafi troops abandon towns in west

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  • Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011

ZAWIYAH, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan rebels launched an assault on Wednesday to drive forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi out of a strategic city on Tripoli's outskirts, and said that encircled Gaddafi troops had abandoned two towns further west.

After 41 years of supreme power, the 69-year-old Gaddafi is looking isolated, with reinvigorated rebel forces closing in on the capital from the west and south and cutting off its road links to the outside.

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