Brega has been the site of battles during weeks of back-and-forth battling along Libya’s eastern coast. On Monday, the town was under rebel control although there were bursts of artillery and shelling.
"We’re advancing. By today we’ll have full control of Brega," said Salam Idrisi, 42, a rebel fighter. "We’re more organized now, and that’s played a big role."
An envoy of Gadhafi told Greece’s prime minister Sunday that the Libyan leader was seeking a way out of his country’s crisis two weeks after his government’s attacks to put down a rebellion drew international airstrikes, Greek officials said.