Libyan rebels capture Misrata airport

AFP , Wednesday 11 May 2011

Gaddafi forces fall back in Misrata leaving airport under control of rebels

Libyan rebels captured the airport in the western city of Misrata after fierce fighting with Muammar Gaddafi's forces on Wednesday, an AFP correspondent at the scene reported.

The rebels were in full control of the airport, with hundreds celebrating in the streets, the correspondent said.

Gaddafi's army also left behind tanks that were being set on fire by the rebels, he said.

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