Pro-Gaddafi forces continue strong resistance against new Libya's interim government forces 1809111

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Defense News - Libya

 
 

Sunday, September 18, 2011, 11:43 AM

 

Pro-Gaddafi forces continue strong resistance against the new Libya's interim government forces.

The new Libya's interim government forces continue the battle with the Colonel Gaddafi's forces around the city of Sirte, there is heavy resistance and at this time the war is not finished.
     

The new Libya's interim government forces continue the battle with the Colonel Gaddafi's forces around the city of Sirte, there is heavy resistance and at this time the war is not finished.
Anti-Gaddafi fighters fire weapons at Gaddafi loyalists near Sirte, the hometown of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi.

     

In Bani Walid, another Gaddafi stronghold, there were chaotic scenes as injured fighters were rushed to a field hospital. They say they were ambushed by pro-Gaddafi forces 20 kilometres outside the town.

This is raising fears that Libya could be facing a protracted insurgency of the sort that has played out in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Pro-Gaddafi forces still hold a swathe of the country along the central coast and into the southern desert, more than three weeks after the fall of Tripoli and their leader’s exit.

Interim government forces met stiff resistance in Mahruqua in the south. They eventually prevailed and set about destroying the civic symbols of Gaddafi’s rule including a monument to the deposed leader’s Green Book, the document outlining his political philosophy.

At this time, a military spokesman for Libya's transitional government says revolutionaries have no certain information about Moammar Gadhafi's location. The spokesman Col. Ahmed Omar Bani says he thinks anybody who knew where Gadhafi was would turn him in for the nearly $2 million bounty set by the revolutionaries.

     
The new Libya's interim government forces continue the battle with the Colonel Gaddafi's forces around the city of Sirte, there is heavy resistance and at this time the war is not finished.
Anti-Gaddafi fighters drive towards Sirte, the hometown of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi.
 

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