TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- A witness says 18 people have been killed and 120 wounded in fighting with Moammar Gadhafi's forces that attacked the rebel-held city of Zawiya, near the capital. The Skanner News Video: Inside Libya
The witness at Zawiya's hospital says rebels were battling regime troops that attacked on both sides of the city, located 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Tripoli. He and other residents say Zawiya, the closest opposition-held city to the capital, remains in opposition hands.
The witness spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of future retaliation from security forces.