Mideast Libya

August 22, 2011 - 5:55 AM
A Libyan worker chats with two rebels in a vehicle as they patrol an oil refinery controlled by anti Gaddafi forces on the western outskirt of Zawiya city, Libya, Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. Moammar Gadhafi's forces launched a fierce counterattack in a strategic western city on Friday, firing rockets, mortar shells and anti-aircraft guns in a bid to keep the rebels from gaining complete control and advancing toward the nearby capital. NATO's bombing campaign has made it difficult for the regime to send massive reinforcements to Zawiya, enabling the rebels to maintain a foothold in their biggest prize in months. (AP Photo/Giulio Petrocco)