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Libya - Jun 28, 2011 - 18:04

Last modified: 28 Jun 2011 15:04

Opposition fighters have managed to capture a munitions dump from Gaddafi forces in the west of the country, near the town of Zintan - a move that is seen as a major victory for the fighters as they make their way to Tripoli. 

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull, reporting from the nearby Jadu, said that finding the stash will be an "enormous morale-booster" for the fighters, who he said have been working with limited weaponry and had been anxiously eyeing the weapons dump:

They had eyes on the place, they'd been watching it, we'd been told, for quite some time now. Just last week this collection of weapons depots was hit by a powerful NATO bomb ... it made such a blast that people here thought that there was an earthquake.' ...

But it wasn't and earthquake, and after an early morning attach, Hull said that "just about every man with wheels" drove across the desert to load up his vehicle with munitions.

While detailing a long list of arms found in the weapons cache, Hull said that it was impossible to guess how much longer this conflict will continue.