Cairo/Tripoli, March 26 (DPA) Libyan rebels Saturday recaptured the key eastern town of Ajdabiya from Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, broadcaster Al Jazeera reported.
The report said people were celebrating in the city after the opposition forces seized control, following days of fierce fighting.
“The airstrikes provide air cover for the rebels to march south to Adjdabiya. This is illegal,” Libyan government spokesman Ibrahim Mousa said late Friday, referring to action by the international coalition.
Ajdabiya is located 160 km from the rebel stronghold of Benghazi on the frontline between the Libyan leader’s forces and the rebel-controlled eastern part of Libya.