26 Mar '11, 9pm

Rebels take key Libyan towns, Gaddafi forces retreat

Rebels take key Libyan towns, Gaddafi forces retreat

BENGHAZI, Libya - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi were retreating on Saturday after rebels recaptured the key eastern town of Ajdabiya in their first significant victory since the launch of the Western-led air strikes a week ago. US President Barack Obama said the international mission had saved countless innocents from a "bloodbath" threatened by Gaddafi, and the rebels thanked France for its role in the military blitz but said "outside forces" could now leave the country. However, Russia's top general called the air strikes unsuccessful, and said a ground operation would probably be needed to topple the Libyan strongman. Ajdabiya was "100 percent in the hands of our forces, and we are pursuing Gaddafi's forces on the road to Brega," 80 kilometres (50 miles) farther west, a rebel spokesman, Shamsiddin Abdulmollah, told reporters in the stronghold of Bengh...

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