Heavy fighting is kept in the Libyan city Zauiya, about 50 km west of Tripoli, AP. Government forces have attacked rebel positions in the city with tanks and artillery. Reuters reported that the forces of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have fired neighborhoods in the city.
A local man quoted by the BBC, the attack was repulsed, and tanks - captured and burned. Currently, no data on the number of victims of the clashes. Yesterday, opponents of the Gaddafi government forces rebuffed the city Ras Lanuf and continue to move west.
Meanwhile, Libya has asked the United Nations with a request to suspend sanctions against Muammar Gaddafi and four of its senior officials. Sanctions were imposed because the information about the brutal repression of protests in Libya by the authorities. The letter from the Libyan authorities stated that force was used only against people trying to sow anarchy. Libya and urged the UN to react against countries threatening to use force against the Libyan authorities.
In a television interview on Al Jazeera "a son of Gaddafi - Saif al-Islam promised surprises in the coming days that will" shake the world "and expressed confidence that insurgents will soon lift arms, ITAR-TASS.
However, it became clear that Libya has accepted the offer of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for mediating mission to a peaceful solution to the Libyan crisis. This confirmed Foreign Minister Moussa Kusan and his deputy, Khaled Kaim, a day after Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam announced that Libya does not need such a thing. Chavez's proposal provides for a committee to achieve peace in Libya, which will promote national dialogue in Libya. The committee will come active and influential countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa.
Today the Libyan national council would therefore have a first meeting in Benghazi, which will be attended by representatives of all exempted from the regime of Gaddafi towns, police still ITAR-TASS.