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Rebels In West Overrun Arms Depot

June 29 2011


Libyan rebels say they have seized control of a massive government arms depot in the western desert, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The rebels said they forced dozens of Libyan troops to flee Ghaaa military base on Tuesday after a midnight battle.

The base, which has been called the largest arms depot in Africa, is located in the Amazigh region of the Nafusa Mountains.

It contained a huge supply of rockets and ammunition for high-caliber machine guns, said the rebels.


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