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Gadhafi's warplanes bomb rebel-held city

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 4:12 a.m. HST, Mar 14, 2011

TOBRUK, Libya >> A rebel official says Moammar Gadhafi's warplanes have bombed a strategic opposition-held city as his forces try to push ahead in an offensive into the east.

The official, Ahmed al-Zwei, says warplanes struck at weapons depots in the city of Ajdabiya on Monday, trying to cut off supplies to rebel fighters at the front nearby. Al-Zwei, who is on the Ajdabiya city council, says there were wounded in the strikes, but he could not say how many.

Ajdabiya lies just east of the oil port of Brega, where rebels and pro-Gadhafi forces were locked in fierce battles on Sunday. Al-Zwei says rebel fighters are still in control of the port.

Gadhafi's forces are trying to take back the opposition-held eastern half of Libya.

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