Fresh air strike hits rebel-held town

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IOL news pic Mideast Libya~34 AP Libyan men prepare to go fight forces from the Libyan army outside the eastern town of Brega.

Brega -

A fresh air strike targeted the rebel-held Libyan town of Brega on Thursday, residents said, one day after clashes between rebels and pro-regime fighters killed at least 12 people.

“Around two hours ago, warplanes dropped a bomb in the area between the oil company and the residential area,” Fattah al-Moghrabi, director of supplies for Brega hospital, told AFP.

“As far as I know, there was no casualties,” he added.

Other people at the hospital also said there had been an air strike.

Mahmoud al-Fakhri, a rebel manning a checkpoint on the outskirts of Ajdabiya town about 70km further east in rebel-held territory, also told AFP he had heard of further air strikes in Brega on Thursday.

Moghrabi said 12 people were killed in Brega on Wednesday, including nine rebels and three pro-Muammar Gaddafi fighters.

“Of these three, one had an ID from Niger and two others were black Africans without IDs,” he said. - Sapa-AFP

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