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Rebels in eastern town fire on helicopter-witness

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

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

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