Anti-Gaddafi forces outside Sirte
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Libya: Fierce fighting on the road to Sirte

Heavy fighting has resumed in Libya for the loyalist-held coastal town of Sirte.

Anti-Gaddafi fighters pushed forward at Sirte with machine guns and rockets but have met shellfire from loyalists.

The BBC's Alastair Leithead, with the anti-Gaddafi forces near Sirte, said the fighters had advanced about another 10km (6 miles) towards the city.

  • 17 Sep 2011
  • From the section Africa
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