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Gaddafi forces, rebels fight over Zawiyah

NEAR ZAWIYAH/TRIPOLI, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan government forces and rebels clashed around the western town of Zawiyah on Saturday as the insurgents tried to push closer to the capital Tripoli. Reporters heard gunfire and skirmishing in the coastal town, about 30 miles west of Tripoli. The highway from the capital…

Gaddafi plays chess as fighting rages across Libya

TRIPOLI (AFP) – Libyan state television showed footage of Moamer Kadhafi playing chess with the head of the World Chess Federation, as fighting between the Libyan strongman’s forces and rebels raged on many fronts on Monday. The images broadcast late Sunday showed the chess game between Kadhafi and FIDE president…