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“The bulk of Gadhafi’s forces have retreated to Ras Lanuf,” rebel spokesman Shamsiddin Abdulmolah told Agence France-Presse on Monday, referring to an oil hub some 32 miles west of Brega.

Rebel military sources said some Gadhafi forces were still thought to be at Bishr to the west, and were shooting rockets over Brega down onto rebel positions.

From wire dispatches and staff reports