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Bloody battle for Sirte rages on

Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 01:00

Oct. 15 - NTC fighters continue to close on pro-Gaddafi loyalists in Sirte, but the going remains slow as they meet fierce resistance. Jessica Gray reports.

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The fierce battle for control of Libya's Sirte city continues. National Transitional Council forces spent much of Saturday bombarding the pro-Gaddafi bastion. Fighters shot missiles and rockets into the city, leaving black plumes in their wake. Gaddafi loyalists here have proven difficult to oust, but their fight may be coming to an end. The NTC claim they have fortified their positions as they close in on the Gaddafi fighters. The going will likely remain difficult as the unorganized troops face rooftop snipers, propelled grenades and mortar fire. The deposed president himself is reputed to be hiding in the coutry's vast deserts in the south. Jessica Gray, Reuters

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Bloody battle for Sirte rages on

Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 01:00