Fighting intensifies in Libya between government and rebel forces

Rebel forces from the eastern part of Libya were pushed back by air strikes and ground fighting from forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi on Sunday, according to VOANews.com.

Both sides have been claiming successes as the fighting in Libya has continued on for the third week, VOANews.com reported.

Libya's state televison claimed the government forces retook disputed parts of Libya as fighting intensified. However a spokesman for the opposition claimed that the television report is wrong and the rebel forces are still in control of the territiories, VOANews.com reported.

The government troops went 120 miles east of Tripoli, the capital, into Misrata. The rebel forces reportedly let them in and attacked them with anti-aircraft guns and mortars, pushing the government troops back out, USA Today reported.

Libya seems to be heading towards a civil war. The uprising against Gadhafi that began on Feb. 15 is becoming bloodier and both sides seem weak and poorly trained, according to the USA Today.

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