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Gaddafi loyalists in Sirte last stand

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 01:12

Oct.13- National Transitional Council forces in Libya continue to bombard small pockets of Sirte where Gaddafi loyalists are in a last stand. Simon Hanna reports.

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The bombardment of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddifi's home town of Sirte continues. Forces of the interim government are attempting to root out the remaining of pro-Gaddafi fighters, who are staging a stubborn last stand. The National Transitional Council, in temporary charge of the country, believes this is where the final remnants of the Gaddafi resistance are holed up. On Wednesday, fighters captured one of Gaddafi's sons as he tried to escape Sirte, providing a big boost to Libya's interim rulers. But the gradual advance in Sirte is coming at a cost. At least 20 fighters were wounded and one killed during Thursday's fighting. Gaddafi and his most politically prominent son Seif al-Islam have been on the run since the fall of Tripoli in August. More of his family may yet be found in Sirte, but the former leader himself is believed to be hiding far south in the vast Libyan desert. Simon Hanna, Reuters.

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Gaddafi loyalists in Sirte last stand

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 01:12