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Libya's embattled rebels beg for ammunition

Rebel fighters in western Libya say they are running "dangerously low" of ammunition, and are now using their reserves.

A rebel source told the BBC the lack of weapons and ammunition is stalling their efforts against troops loyal to Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, and could lead to a stalemate.

The fighters have advanced from the port city of Misrata to the strategic town of Zlitan, about 55km (35 miles) to the west.

Orla Guerin reports