Rebels credit international air support after retaking eastern gateway city

AJDABIYA, Libya (AP) - Libyan rebels are crediting international
air support for enabling them to retake the gateway city of Ajdabiya.

Rebels say they had regained control of the city's eastern and western gates by dawn, after airstrikes on both locations. It's the first major turnaround for an uprising that once appeared on the verge of defeat.

People have been cruising the streets, honking car horns in celebration. The city has been under siege from Moammar Gadhafi's
forces for more than a week.

But in the western city of Misrata, a resident says Moammar Gadhafi's forces have lists of rebel sympathizers and have been dragging them from their homes.

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