Gaddafi forces shell eastern city of Ajdabiya

Libya`s Ajdabiya has been the scene of intense fighting in recent weeks.

Updated: Apr 17, 2011, 15:52 PM IST

Ajdabiya: Troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are shelling the rebel-held city of Ajdabiya, a strategic eastern town that has been the scene of intense fighting in recent weeks.
The government bombardment of Ajdabiya on Sunday marks a setback for the rebels, coming a day after rebel forces battled Gaddafi`s troops on the outskirts of the oil town of Brega, about 60 miles (100 kilometres) to the west.
Dozens of vehicles, some of them rebel trucks with heavy machine guns mounted in the back, could be seen fleeing Ajdabiya north toward the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

Bureau Report