Deadly Fighting As Gadhafi Tries To Seize Back Rebel-Held Town

Libyan military aircraft flew over a section of eastern Libya Wednesday, dropping two bombs on an area largely controlled by the opposition.

A CNN crew saw the bombings. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

The battle in the area of al-Brega, which has key oil and natural gas facilities, came as leader Moammar Gadhafi tried to regain control.

Earlier Wednesday, military aircraft bombed military camps on the outskirts of the town of Ajdabiya, a tribal leader said.

The tribal leader, who did not want to be identified for safety reasons, said youth in Ajdabiya were amassing and heading toward the conflict area to help defend the town, which has been in the control of opposition forces in recent days. Some military bases in eastern Libya have fallen into the hands of protesters as more members of the military have abandoned Gadhafi's regime and joined demonstrations.

The aerial bombings could support calls by some in the opposition for the United States and international groups, such as the United Nations, to impose a no-fly zone over the country, preventing Gadhafi from using aerial attacks. The United States has said all options are on the table. Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said imposing a no-fly zone would be "an extraordinarily complex operation."
CNN