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Heavy fire sends Libyan rebels in headlong retreat

Anti-Gaddafi fighters in Libya forced into rapid retreat as Britain says arming them may still be an option

Heavy fire sends Libyan rebels in headlong retreat
Libyan rebels wait at a checkpoint in Brega, 240 kms (150 miles) south of the rebel stronghold Benghazi, on March 30, 2011 after fleeing the key oil town of Ras Lanuf which was overrun by loyalist forces as world powers debated arming the rag-tag band of fighters seeking to oust Moamer Kadhafi. (AFP/Getty Images)