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Libya: Rockets fired on the road to Sirte

The BBC's Paul Wood is with rebel forces on the road the Sirte, where Col Gaddafi loyalists are still holding out.

Col Gaddafi was born in the desert, in a tent near what was then the tiny fishing village of Sirte.

When he came to power 42 years ago, he started building it up, almost as a rival capital to Tripoli.

  • 26 Aug 2011
  • From the section Africa
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