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Rape used 'as a weapon' in Libya
Doctors in city of Ajdabiya say pro-Gaddafi forces have used rape as a "weapon of war".
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2011 05:22

As Libya's opposition fighters push west, doctors are uncovering more victims from the front line.

Several doctors say they have found Viagra tablets and condoms in the pockets of dead pro-Gaddafi fighters, alleging that they were using rape as a weapon of war.

They say they have been treating female rape survivors who were allied with pro-democracy forces.

Furthermore, 175 people, including doctors, have been reported missing from Ajdabiya, and many have now been found to have been killed.

Al Jazeera's Sue Turton reports from Ajdabiya.

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