March 15, 2011 / 4:56 PM / 8 years ago

Libyan website reports rebels sink Gaddafi ships

RABAT, March 15 (Reuters) - An opposition Libyan news website reported on Tuesday that rebels flying a MiG 23 warplane and a helicopter sank two pro-Gaddafi warships off the eastern coast near the town of Adjabiyah.

The Brnieq online newspaper quoted an unnamed airforce officer at the Benina airbase in Benghazi as saying the two aircraft also bombed an unspecified number of tanks near Brega and Ajdabiya, two towns that fell to pro-Gaddafi forces on Tuesday.

Reporting by Souhail Karam, writing by Tom Heneghan; Editing by Matthew Jones

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