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Libyan rebels hold funeral for dead soldiers in fight for Brega

(Xinhua)

12:49, August 13, 2011

Libyan rebels held a funeral on Friday in Liberation Square in Benghazi for those who died in the fight for Brega.

The rebels lost 11 men on the eastern front of Libya's war in the past day, fighting to capture the strategic oil terminal and refinery at Brega on the Mediterranean coast, Libyan TV quoted hospital sources as saying.

Sources at a hospital in Ajdabiyah, northeast of Brega, said about 50 were wounded Thursday and Friday, and one civilian in the all-but-deserted town was killed when a rocket fired by Muammar Gaddafi's forces hit a house.

The wounded had been taken to the residential zone of New Brega, which is 15 km from the terminal and port area.

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