Clashes erupt in eastern Libyan town

09:03, March 03, 2011      

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Clashes between protesters and forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi broke out when both sides were trying to gain control of the eastern oil export terminal of Marsa el-Brega, Al-Jazeera TV reported Wednesday.

Forces loyal to Gaddafi staged a "hit and run" attack on the nearby town of Ajdabiyah as tensions are running high between the troops and the protesters.

The clashes came as opposition forces prepared to take the Libyan capital of Tripoli from Gaddafi's forces.

The Libyan forces have launched air strikes on facilities that store weapons in areas controlled by the protesters.

Source: Xinhua

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