Fighters near Bani Walid
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Libya uprising: Battle for Bani Walid intensifies

Forces loyal to Libya's interim authorities have entered Bani Walid, one of the last towns still loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi.

NTC military commanders say they met heavy resistance from Gaddafi loyalists in the town, some 170km (110 miles) southeast of Tripoli.

Video purportedly shot in Bani Walid on Sunday shows streets empty of civilians as gunfire and explosions rock the town.

Elsewhere, the battle for Col Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte continues, while in Tripoli bulldozers have begun to demolish Col Gaddafi's fortress-like Bab al-Aziziya compound.

  • 17 Oct 2011
  • From the section Africa
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