March 22, 2011 / 3:39 PM / 8 years ago

Attack on Libya's Zintan kills at least 10-resident

ALGIERS, March 22 (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi killed at least 10 people in their bombardment of the western town of Zintan on Tuesday, a resident told Reuters by telephone.

“Gaddafi’s forces bombarded Zintan this morning and killed 10 to 15 people,” said the resident, called Abdulrahman. “After the bombardment they retreated from the eastern area of Zintan. I think they want to reorganise themselves.”

“But they have not withdrawn from the northern area. There is still a huge number of soldiers there, backed with 50 to 60 tanks and several vehicles. The situation here is bad.” (Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Tim Pearce)

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