Saturday, March 26, 2011

Libya: Libyan rebels take control of Ajdabiyah town

Libyan rebels have taken the strategic eastern town of Ajdabiya from government control, our correspondent there reported.

“There is no doubt about it, you can probably hear some of the celebrations behind me, Ajdabiya is in opposition hands,” Al Jazeera’s James Bays said from the city on Saturday.

“Gaddafi forces have been controlling the ring road that goes around Ajdabiya … that has been the situation for six days, but they have now been cleared from that position.”

“The opposition forces tell me there may be some pro-Gaddafi forces hiding, snipers possibly on buildings, they are telling us to take care,” he said, but he added that Ajdabiya was “firmly back under the control of opposition fighters”.

Rebel fighters were now reportedly on their way to the key oil port town of Brega, where Gaddafi forces have retreated, witnesses said.

The News:
http://english.aljaz … 132681812362552.html



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