Libyan rebels celebrated another victory in Sabratha, west of the Libyan capital Tripoli, after 3 days of fighting against forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.
They had secured almost all of the city after fighting Gaddafi soldiers and snipers, taking district after district on Thursday.
Rebels fired guns and anti-aircraft missiles in the city center after capturing Telel, a district of Sabratha. The rebels say they first took control of the Nahda district before moving on to Souko al Juma and then to the city center.
As in Zawiya, there were reports of pro-government snipers shooting at residents and rebels during the fighting.
One of the rebels said many pro-Gaddafi soldiers were handing over their weapons and leaving the western cities.
Armed youths are being stationed at main access points to maintain the rebels' hold of the city.
A military training barracks was emptied of its weapons, providing the rebels with more ammunition to move into the capital, with the help of NATO airstrikes on Gaddafi targets.
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