City of Brega Recaptured by Libyan Governmental Troops
Libyan troops loyal to Muammar al-Qaddafi have been able to take Brega back, forcing the rebels into a chaotic retreat towards Benghazi, under heavy tank and artillery fire.
The governmental forces advance toward the city of Ajdabiya, causing rebels to return to the positions they had before the coalition attack was launched.
The coalition attacks continue against the military forces of Qaddafi, while a discussion is being under way within the coalition on whether it is legal to proceed with arming the rebel army.
British foreign secretary William Hague said that it was possible to supply the rebels with weapons under some circumstances.
William Hague said that under UN resolution 1973 all necessary measures can be taken in order to protect civilians.
The same opinion was voiced by American State Secretary Hillary Clinton, who said that the resolution allowed arming the civilians.
David Cameron told the lower house of the Parliament that no decision had been made yet but that some sort of decision could be made in some circumstances in order protect innocent citizens.
The rebel forces advanced westwards in the wake of strong bombardments carried on against the governmental tanks and artillery, but had to withdraw hastily as the governmental troops began bombarding with rockets.
William Hague also announced that Britain has expelled today five Libyan members of the embassy in London, considering them a security risk.11