Al Jazeera: Gaddafi forces advancing to Benghazi

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Posted: Mar 22, 2011 12:39 PM
Al Jazeera: Gaddafi forces advancing to Benghazi

RABAT (Reuters) - Al Jazeera television reported that pro-Gaddafi forces were advancing quickly toward the rebel stronghold of Benghazi on Friday evening, despite a ceasefire declared earlier in the day.

Al Jazeera said its correspondent in Benghazi reported that loyalist forces were clashing with rebels in the towns of Al-Magroun and Slouq, about 50 KM (30 miles) from the city.

(Reporting by Souhail Karam, writing by Tom Heneghan; Editing by Jon Boyle)