Report: Syrian mercenaries, warplanes aiding Gaddafi

Report: Syrian mercenaries, warplanes aiding Gaddafi

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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