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NTC Libyan forces continue heavy fighting in Colonel Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte Libya 0810112.


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Defense News - Libya

 
 
Saturday, October 8, 2011, 12:49 AM
 
NTC Libyan forces continue heavy fighting in Colonel Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte, Libya.
Heavy fighting continues in Colonel Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte, after the new Libyan government forces launched their largest assault so far. A BBC correspondent just outside the city says pro-Gaddafi forces are putting up extraordinary resistance in defence of what seems a lost cause.
     
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New Libya armed forces continue heavy fighting in the city of Sirte
     

Libyan interim troops pushed deep into Muammar Gaddafi's birthplace on Friday, taking most of it street by street.

The Libyan National Transitional government forces (NTC) moved in with tanks on Friday morning and bombarded the city of Sirte with heavy artillery, from their position just over one kilometre to the east.

On Saturday morning, NTC tanks were in action again and artillery shells were being fired into the centre, where two or three pockets of strong resistance remain.

Sirte is the last major city to remain in loyalist hands following the collapse of Gadhafi's 42-year rule in August.

     
Members of Libya's government forces NTC ride on a tank near Sirte, October7, 2011. Libyan government forces launched their largest assault yet on Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte on Friday, firing heavy artillery at the last major bastion of support for the deposed leader.
Members of Libya's government forces NTC ride on a tank near Sirte, October7, 2011. Libyan government forces launched their largest assault yet on Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte on Friday, firing heavy artillery at the last major bastion of support for the deposed leader.
 
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