AJDABIYA, Libya — Rebel forces say NATO airstrikes have helped them drive Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces out of an eastern city that is the gateway to the opposition’s stronghold. Rebel battlefield commander and spokesman Col. Hamid Hassy said government forces were heavily shelling rebel positions in the town of Ajdabiya but largely stopped after they were hit by four airstrikes late Sunday morning.

AJDABIYA, Libya — Rebel forces say NATO airstrikes have helped them drive Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces out of an eastern city that is the gateway to the opposition’s stronghold.

Rebel battlefield commander and spokesman Col. Hamid Hassy said government forces were heavily shelling rebel positions in the town of Ajdabiya but largely stopped after they were hit by four airstrikes late Sunday morning.


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