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Rebels fight for Libya's Ras Lanuf
Forces loyal to Gaddafi are in a fierce fight to regain control of rebel-held positions like oil-rich Ras Lanuf.
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2011 04:51 GMT

Libyan troops troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi launched counteroffensive attacks against a number of rebel-held towns on Sunday as the uprising intensified into open warfare.

In Libya's Ras Lanuf, which is home to an important oil refinery, the fighting has been particularly heavy - but rebels there say the town remains in their hands.

Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland is there and has been talking to the rebels.

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