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Anti-Gaddafi forces launch 'final assault' on Sirte

Forces of the Libyan transitional government have launched what a frontline commander says is their final assault on the pro-Gaddafi stronghold of Sirte.

Barrages of rocket and tank fire have been directed at the town centre, with hundreds of civilians fleeing.

The BBC's Jonathan Head, reporting from a government front line in Sirte, described the attack as "unco-ordinated" and likely to last a long time.

  • 03 Oct 2011
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