Tripoli clashes
EDITOR'S NOTE: PICTURE TAKEN ON A GUIDED GOVERNMENT TOUR Two girls wear posters of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi as they attend a ceremony marking the 41st anniversary of the withdrawal of the last American contingent from a military base in 1970, at Mitiga Air Force base in Tripoli June 11, 2011. RUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

13 rebels lost their lives as clashes between rebels and government forces in Zawiyah, near the Libyan capital, continued for a second day on Sunday, said a rebel spokesman in the town.

Fierce fighting is taking place now. The (government) brigades have been receiving reinforcements, their number is increasing, the spokesman, who gave his name as Ibrahim, told Reuters by telephone.

There are many snipers on rooftops of buildings and mosques. They are the main threat to the residents.

There were 13 martyrs, including a 7-year old boy, from fighting yesterday, he said from Zawiyah, which about is 50 km (30 miles) west of Tripoli, said the report.