Collapsed building in Sirte
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Coalition air strikes hit Gaddafi hometown Sirte

Coalition air raids have hit Muammar Gaddafi's birthplace of Sirte, a key target for westward-advancing rebels.

A Libyan government spokesman said three Libyan civilians had been killed in the city's port.

Libyan state TV showed pictures of a collapsed building, without identifying which city it was in.

The BBC's Kevin Connolly in Benghazi says people began celebrating after rumours circulated that Sirte had fallen to the rebels.

  • 28 Mar 2011
  • From the section Africa
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