Gadhafi's Forces Retake Oil-Rich Town of Brega

In the latest domino to fall for Libya's ragtag rebels, state television is reporting that Moammar Gadhafi's forces have retaken the oil town of Brega in eastern Libya.

State television has issued faulty reports in the past, notes the AP, but Gadhafi's forces were reportedly 25 miles outside the town yesterday and have been slicing through rebel ranks with little difficulty. Brega has been "cleansed from armed gangs," today's report said.

Forces loyal to Libyan dictator Mummar al-Gaddafi today were within striking distance of the main opposition-held eastern city of Benghazi after they stormed the city of Brega, as the Arab League came out in support of plans to impose a 'no-flying zone' over the restive country.

With air supremacy and a big advantage in tanks, Gaddafi's forces are keeping up the momentum on the ground.

After recapturing the eastern town of Brega, forces loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi have continued their successful march towards Benghazi, the main rebel stronghold further east, while the political turmoil continues to rage in other countries of the region.