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Libyan rebels celebrate win in battle near Tripoli

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 | 1:52 p.m. CST; updated 6:17 p.m. CDT, Saturday, April 9, 2011

TRIPOLI, Libya — Residents of the rebel-held city closest to Libya's capital passed out sweets and cold drinks to fighters Tuesday and celebrated with a victory march after they managed to repel an overnight attack by forces loyal to longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi.

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