Libya revolt: Ajdabiya
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The rebel-held port was bombed last week by a Libyan warplane, narrowly missing a munitions dump.
The BBC's John Simpson said people in the town probably assumed that Col Gaddafi's forces were on their way, but volunteers came pouring in from Benghazi and Ajdabiya.
Earlier, pro-Gaddafi forces reportedly clashed with anti-government forces around the town on 24 February.