The road to Sirte
Around 300 kilometres of coastal highway lies between Sirte, the well-defended hometown of longtime Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and Brega, the last relatively safe rebel-held town in the east.

In between is Ras Lanuf, Libya's largest oil refinery, and Sidra, an oil-exporting port. Gaddafi's jets have struck Ras Lanuf, Sidra and Brega in recent days, and the highway to Sirte remains a shifting battleground between the Libyan regime's troops and mostly untrained rebels armed with confiscated heavy weapons.

All photos by Al Jazeera English online producer Evan Hill.
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