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Monday, October 17, 2011

Libya conflict: NTC forces claim Bani Walid advance

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

NTC military commanders said they met heavy resistance from Gaddafi loyalists in the town, some 170km (110 miles) south-east of the capital, Tripoli.

Meanwhile, fighting is continuing for Col Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte.

And a pro-Gaddafi television station has confirmed reports the ex-leader's son, Khamis, was killed in late August.

Arrai television, based in Syria, said he had died during fighting with National Transitional Council (NTC) forces in the city of Tarhouna, 90km (60 miles) south-east of Tripoli.Read more

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