Libyan warplanes have pounded northwestern town of Ajdabiyah as embattled ruler Muammar Gaddafi’s loyalists launched counter-strikes to take back the country’s strategic towns.
Four shells fell six kilometers (four miles) west of the key northwestern Libyan town of Ajdabiya, causing no casualties, AFP reported on Monday.
“The plane came round four times and bombed four times,” one of opposition forces Abdel Qadr Hejazi said.
Ajdabiyah lies about 140 km (90 miles) south of the revolutionary forces stronghold of Benghazi.
This comes as the country’s military forces have vowed to drive out the revolutionary forces from strategic towns held by opposition forces.
Meanwhile, Libyan revolutionaries reportedly regained the control of the strategic oil town of Brega after heavy fighting with forces loyal to beleaguered Gaddafi.
Latest reports from crisis-hit Libya indicate that thousands may have been killed or injured in the North African country as fierce government crackdown on the opposition has escalated. Agencies