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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Gaddafi Hunt Intensifies Amid Fight For Sirte - 24th Sept 2011

A search for Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is intensifying across Libya as revolutionary forces appear to be gaining the upper hand in the battle for his hometown of Sirte.

National Transitional Council soldiers are now close to entering the pro-Gaddafi city after a day of heavy fighting.

But it is far from clear whether the city will fall in the next few days as loyalists are well dug in and well-motivated for the fight.

Sirte is not only symbolically important - it is ousted dictator Col Gaddafi's hometown - it is also geographically and strategically vital, as it divides the country between east and west.

Meanwhile, anti-Gaddafi soldiers are moving out into the far reaches of the country in the hunt for the fugitive colonel. Read More