Libyan warplane strikes outside rebel-held base

March 4, 2011 10:17

AJDABIYAH, Libya - A Libyan warplane bombed just beyond the walls of a military base held by rebels in the eastern town of Ajdabiyah on Friday but did not hit it, rebel volunteers guarding the facility said.

"We were sat here, heard the jet, then the explosion and the earth shook. They fell outside the walls," said Hassan Faraj, who was guarding an ammunitions store at the Haniyeh base.

Another volunteer guard, Aziz Saleh, said two rockets had been fired. They had landed just outside the walls of the base, he said.

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