Libyan rebels take Ajdabiya

Opposition fighters move further west past Brega and head towards Ras Lanuf, another oil-rich town.

    Libyan opposition fighters have recaptured Ajdabiya, a strategic oil town just 160km from the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

    Pro-democracy fighters claim to have moved past Brega further to the west, and that they are now heading towards Ras Lanuf, another oil-rich town.

    Ajdabiya is the first town to fall back into the hands of pro-democracy fighters, since the air strikes by international forces began on March 20.

    British officials say those raids destroyed seven government tanks which threatened the city overnight.

    Al Jazeera's James Bays has the latest from Ajdabiya.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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