Report: Syrian mercenaries, warplanes aiding Gaddafi

Bin Heading Ras Lanuf

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi innovative east of the recaptured town of Bin Jawad on Sunday, heading towards the rebel-held oil city of Ras Lanuf, about 60 km (40 miles) absent, witnesses mentioned.

"I went to Bin Jawad and about thirteen miles beforehand I saw Gaddafi forces, a big truck and army cars, and a fighter jet, they have been coming gradually in this direction," Ahmed al-Araibi, a driver, advised Reuters.

"I saw army trucks ahead, I was about 20 km away (from Bin Jawad)," explained Khalifa Saad, another driver. Even though another witness said there have been many trucks heading to Ras Lanuf.

A BBC reporter also confirmed Reuters footage from Sunday of a truck and warplane close to Bin Jawad, heading towards Ras Lanuf ( via ).

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