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Libyans brace for long wait at refugee shelter

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By Deepa Babington

BENGHAZI, Libya, April 27 (Reuters) - When Abu Ibrahim fled fighting near the Libyan town of Ajdabiyah a month ago, he was sure he would be back home in a few days -- after all, NATO had just begun to bomb Muammar Gaddafi's forces.

A month later, Ibrahim finds himself still stuck at a temporary shelter for displaced Libyans in Benghazi, his hopes of going home dashed as fighting between Gaddafi loyalists and Libyan rebels stalls west of Ajdabiyah and both sides dig in for what could be a protracted war.

"I came here thinking I'll be here only a day or two but it keeps getting longer," Ibrahim, who declined to give his full name, said at a Benghazi university dormitory where about 950 displaced people have been put up in dreary cement blocks.

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