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Rebels defiant despite Gaddafi gains

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Rebels defiant despite Gaddafi gains


Rebel positions in the Libyan town of Ajdabiyah have come under aerial bombardment from forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi.

Craters bear witness to the force of the attack, but for now at least the rebels remain in control.

They have some anti-aircraft guns but mostly just small firearms. Nevertheless they’re vowing to continue the fight in spite of the gains made by the government forces in recent days.

Yesterday Gaddafi’s forces seized control of the oil town of Brega, and now Ajdabiyah remains the only oppostion-held town between Brega and the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

Gaddafi forces have also entered the town of Zuwara, one of the last rebel holdouts in the west.

All eyes are now on Benghazi. The atmosphere in the central square is reportedly not as optimistic as a few days ago, but morale remains high.

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