Libyan Rebels Retake an Oil Town
Posted on Mar 26, 2011
Rebels in Libya were celebrating amid tank and artillery ruins after opposition forces, with the aid of coalition airstrikes, wrestled control over a key oil town from Moammar Gadhafi’s forces. —JCL
Libyan rebels backed by extensive allied air raids have seized control of the frontline oil town of Ajdabiya from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s forces.
Insurgents have been celebrating amid the ruins of tanks and artillery pieces left behind after air strikes.
Gaddafi loyalists seized the town last week as they advanced east to quell an uprising which began in mid-February.
AP / Anja Niedringhaus
Libyan rebels celebrate in Ajdabiya in eastern Libya on Saturday.