No army, police in Libya battleground town:witness

RAS JDIR, Tunisia Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:25am GMT

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RAS JDIR, Tunisia Feb 25 (Reuters) - Libyan security forces have not been able to enter Zawiyah, a town about 50 km (30 miles) west of the capital which was the scene of heavy fighting with government opponents, a witness said on Friday.

"There are army and police checkpoints around Zawiyah but there is no presence inside. I just saw a few unarmed civilians," said Saeed Mustafa, who drove through the town on Friday on his way to the Tunisian border. (Reporting by Michael Georgy; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Angus MacSwan)