Gadhafi forces battle rebels as 37 killed in Libya

Pro-Gadhafi supporters arrive to an organised rally in Green Square, Tripoli, Libya Friday, March 4, 2011. In Tripoli, Gadhafi loyalists fired tear gas and live ammunition to smother a new outbreak of protests, while thousands of Gadhafi supporters later packed into the capital's central Green Square, waving green flags and pictures of the Libyan leader in a counter-demonstration complete with fireworks. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

March 4, 2011 9:28:27 PM PST
Moammar Gadhafi's regime struck back at its opponents with a powerful attack Friday on the closest opposition-held city to Tripoli and a barrage of tear gas and live ammunition to smother new protests in the capital. At least 37 people died in fighting and in an explosion at an ammunitions depot in Libya's rebellious east.