14 Jul 2011

Gaddafi forces fight back

12:47 pm on 14 July 2011

Forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi have staged a fight back against rebel fighters in western Libya.

The rebels have been pushed back from the front line at the village of al-Qawalish, about 100km from Tripoli.

A BBC correspondent says this shows how feeble the rebel forces can be and Wednesday's fighting will presumably encourage Colonel Gaddafi to keep up his resistance for a while longer.