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AJDABIYAH, Libya, March 4 (Reuters) – Rebels drove Muammar Gaddafi‘s forces from Ras Lanuf on Friday and have taken the eastern oil town, two rebel soldiers told Reuters by telephone.

“We have taken Ras Lanuf 100 percent, Gaddafi’s forces have all left,” rebel soldier Hafez Ibrahim said from inside the town.

Rajab Zawawei said by telephone from Ras Lanuf airport: “We have taken Ras Lanuf 100 percent. We took it an hour ago.