Monday, September 5, 2011

Anti-Gaddafi Forces Set To Attack Bani Walid - 5th Sept 2011

Anti-Gaddafi forces are on the verge of attacking one of the former Libyan leader's last strongholds - but they hope to seize Bani Walid without resistance.

The National Transitional Council (NTC) has given pro-Gaddafi areas another week to surrender and avoid bloodshed.

But talks with a representative of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi for the surrender of Bani Walid have broken down, according to a spokesman for the NTC.

Thousands of opposition fighters have converged on the town in recent days amid reports of Nato bombing.

NTC negotiator Mahmoud Abdul Azil said anti-Gaddafi forces were just six miles (10km) away and moving forward, ready to attack what he said were about 100 pro-Gaddafi fighters there, if necessary.

He said: "We are waiting for the order for our commanders to go into the city. We have told them we are coming.

"Everyone should stay at home. Hopefully it will be done without bloodshed." Read More