UK Daily Mail
March 26, 2011
Libyan rebels have regained control of the eastern gateway city of Ajdabiya after international airstrikes on Moammar Gadhafi’s forces.
Rebel fighters armed with RPGs said the city’s eastern gate fell late on Friday, while the western gate fell at dawn on Saturday after airstrikes on both locations.
People were seen driving through the streets and honking cars horns in celebration in Ajdabiya, which has been under siege for over a week.
One pro-democracy fighter, Saif Sadawi, 20, said: ‘All of Ajdabiya is free.’
Tornado GR4 warplanes had earlier fired missiles at four tanks in the key Libyan city, turning them all into fireballs.
Defence Secretary Liam Fox said the armoured vehicles had been threatening the civilian population.
This article was posted: Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 3:18 am