Eastern Libya continues fight against Gaddafi forces

Rebel soldiers remain defiant as battle against troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi continues
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A Libyan rebel shouts in anger as his comrades withdraw April 7, 2011 in Ajdabiyah, Libya. A NATO air strike is thought to have killed at least five rebels near the contested town of Brega earlier April 7, while rocket attacks by Libyan Army forces prompted both rebels and civilians alike to flee from the Ajdabiyah, fearing incursions by forces loyal to longtime Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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A Libyan rebel soldier reads a Koran next a machine gun on the road to Brega April 6, 2011 near Brega, Libya. Rebel militias fighting against Libyan government loyalist soldiers continued their stand-off in the eastern Libyan desert today, regaining ground toward a key oil port while anxiously awaiting further NATO airstrikes in their quest to unseat longtime Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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Libyan rebels watch as military equipment is withdraw down a highway April 7, 2011 in Ajdabiyah, Libya. A NATO air strike is thought to have killed at least five rebels near the contested town of Brega earlier April 7, while rocket attacks by Libyan Army forces prompted both rebels and civilians alike to flee from the Ajdabiyah, fearing incursions by forces loyal to longtime Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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Libyan rebel commanders embrace each other near front-line positions April 6, 2011 near Brega, Libya. Rebel militias fighting against Libyan government loyalist soldiers continued their stand-off in the eastern Libyan desert today, regaining ground toward a key oil port while anxiously awaiting further NATO airstrikes in their quest to unseat longtime Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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A Libyan rebel soldier rides with a rocket launcher on the road to Brega April 6, 2011 near Brega, Libya. Rebel militias fighting against Libyan government loyalist soldiers continued their stand-off in the eastern Libyan desert today, regaining ground toward a key oil port while anxiously awaiting further NATO airstrikes in their quest to unseat longtime Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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Libyan rebels drive a truck mounted with a rocket launcher salvaged from a Russian attack helicopter near front-line positions April 6, 2011 near Brega, Libya. Rebel militias fighting against Libyan government loyalist soldiers continued their stand-off in the eastern Libyan desert today, regaining ground toward a key oil port while anxiously awaiting further NATO airstrikes in their quest to unseat longtime Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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Libyan rebel soldiers celebrate as they fire rockets (background) toward Libyan government troops near front-line positions April 6, 2011 outside of Brega, Libya. Rebel militias fighting against Libyan government loyalist soldiers continued their stand-off in the eastern Libyan desert today, regaining ground toward a key oil port while awaiting further NATO airstrikes in their quest to unseat longtime Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)