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Gaddafi forces consolidate position

A strategic rebel-held Libyan city has been bombed by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces as they try to push ahead with an offensive into the east.

Planes struck at weapons depots in the city of Ajdabiya, trying to cut off supplies to fighters at the front nearby.

Ajdabiya lies just east of the oil port of Brega, where rebels and pro-Gaddafi forces were locked in fierce battles on Tuesday. Rebels said they were still in control of the port.

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

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