Libyan fighters overrun Sirte

The Guardian Fighters loyal to Libya’s transitional government have overrun the last positions held by Muammar Gaddafi’s loyalists in the deposed leader’s home town of Sirte.

“Sirte has been liberated. There are no Gaddafi forces any more,” said Colonel Yunus al-Abdali, head of operations in the eastern half of the city.

“We are now chasing his fighters who are trying to run away,” he told Reuters.

Reporters on the scene say the final push to capture the remaining pro-Gaddafi positions began at about 8am on Thursday and was over after about 90 minutes. Just before the assault, about five carloads of loyalists tried to flee the enclave down the coastal highway but were killed by revolutionaries.

Revolutionaries began searching homes and buildings looking for any Gaddafi fighters who may be hiding there.

Source: The Guardian

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7 Responses to Libyan fighters overrun Sirte

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