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Libyan Rebels Regain Key City After Air Strikes

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(RFE/RL) — Libyan rebels have regained control of the city of Ajdabiyah after international air strikes on Moammar Qadaffi’s forces.

Correspondents report that on the road into the city — which lies west of the rebel stronghold of Benghazi — at least eight blackened Qadaffi tanks lay on the ground.

The international military action against Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi’s regime on March 26 entered its second week.

The Health Ministry says a total of 114 Libyans have died since the international air strikes began — but he gave no indication of how many of those killed were soldiers or civilians.

The White House, meanwhile, said U.S. President Barack Obama would give a televised speech on March 28 explaining the United States’ goals in the conflict.

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