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Some rebels say move back to Libyan town Bin Jawad

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 9 Mar 2011 15:20 GMT
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BENGHAZI/RAS LANUF, Libya, March 9 (Reuters) - The rebel movement in their east Libya headquarters of Benghazi said on Wednesday their forces moved back into the hard fought over town of Bin Jawad, but some fighters said its fate was not clear.

The rebel movement announced via loudspeakers in the centre of Benghazi that rebels now controlled Bin Jawad, a town near the front between rebels and Muammar Gaddafi's forces about 550 km (340 miles) east of Tripoli. Crowds in Benghazi cheered.

A Reuters correspondent at the frontline, who spoke to rebels, said their figthers had moved forward towards Bin Jawad from the town of Ras Lanuf after a heavy exchange of fire. But one rebel back from the front said they had not reached Bin Jawad. (Writing by Edmund Blair)

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