NATO warplanes targeted the Gaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid Saturday as opposition forces surrounded the desert town, marking the end of the deadline they had imposed on Gaddafi loyalists for a negotiated surrender.
REUTERS - Libyan fighters trying to capture one of Muammar Gaddafi's last strongholds battled into the desert town of Bani Walid on Saturday against stiff resistance from Gaddafi loyalists.
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Hisham Buhagiar, the military coordinator of the NTC's hunt for Gaddafi, said on Friday he had indications his quarry was in or near the town of Birak, some 700 km south of Tripoli. NATO forces had bombed the area late on Thursday, he said.
Date created : 2011-09-10