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Key victory for anti-Gaddafi forces

Sunday, October 09, 2011 - 01:07

OCT 9 - Fighters loyal to Libya's interim government take over large a swath of central Sirte, one of the last bastions of support for former leader Muammar Gaddafi. Andrew Raven reports.

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Soldiers loyal to Libya's interim government celebrate a key victory. They have just taken control of this university in the town of Sirte - one the last remaining bastions of support for former leader Muammar Gaddafi. The university is in the centre of Sirte - an area the fighters have been trying to capture for weeks. The victory is a blow to the diehard fighters here loyal to Gaddafi, who was born in this coastal town. Libya's National Transitional Council has laid siege to the town for weeks, but until recently had made only modest progress in dislodging pro-Gaddafi forces. Commanders now say they are delaying a final assault on Sirte's central square to give civilians time to evacuate. Andrew Raven, Reuters.

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Key victory for anti-Gaddafi forces

Sunday, October 09, 2011 - 01:07