Rebel forces claimed to control a strategically located city in eastern Libya on Saturday, a week after coalition troops began airstrikes aimed at protecting civilians. Opposition fighters took control of Ajdabiya overnight after allied fighter jets bombed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's tanks that were entrenched at the city's gates, opposition spokesman Jalal al-Gallal said. Rebel troops were combing the city's streets Saturday, looking to see if any of Gadhafi's forces remained, he said. CNN was not able to independently verify who controlled the city, and Libyan government officials could not be immediately reached for comment.