Rebels in eastern town fire on helicopter-witness

March 5, 2011 09:19

RAS LANUF- Rebel fighters in the eastern Libyan town of Ras Lanuf opened fire on a helicopter flying overhead on Saturday, a Reuters correspondent in the town reported, a day after rebels said they had seized the town.

There was no sign of soldiers loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in the town on Saturday, although the government had denied the rebel claim on Friday that they controlled Ras Lanuf, which appeared to be firmly in rebel hands.

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