Bani Walid

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Gadhafi Loyalists Take Town Near Tripoli

Uprising marks most serious security challenge yet for Libya

(Newser) - The Libyan war may not be over after all; fighters loyal to the old regime seized the town of Bani Walid yesterday, hoisting the green flag of Moammar Gadhafi's Libya after an eight-hour battle with the revolutionary brigade that had been holding the city. "They control the town... More »

Anti-Gadhafi Forces Claim Control of His Hometown

Coastal stronghold of Sirte reportedly falls

(Newser) - Fighters for Libya’s interim government say they have captured Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte after heavy fighting, reports the Guardian . "Thwar Misrata (the Misrata revolution) now control the entrances to Sirte city," said a statement from the Misrata military council. If true, and the anti-Gadhafi forces... More »

Libya Rebels at Bani Walid's Door

Hoping for a surrender

(Newser) - Rebel reinforcements arrived outside one of Moammar Gadhafi's last strongholds in Bani Walid today, even as the forces arrayed against the toppled dictator gave the town a chance to surrender and avoid a fight. "We won't go inside Bani Walid unless the Warfala tribe invites us,"... More »

Libya Rebels Ready Bani Walid Attack

Talks end without handover, rebels say they know where Gadhafi is

(Newser) - Talks between Libyan rebels and Gadhafi loyalists in Bani Walid ended without a deal today, and the rebels are preparing to take the town by force. "Their time is over," a spokesman tells al-Jazeera . "The push is going to happen in the next 24 hours." The... More »

Gadhafi in Town Near Capital: Rebels

But military attack on town of Bani Walid 'out of the question'

(Newser) - You've heard this one before , but Libya's new rulers think they know where Moammar Gadhafi is. Andel Majid Mlegta, head of the Tripoli military operations room, tells Reuters that "someone we trust" has placed Gadhafi and son Seif al-Islam in Bani Walid, a town about 95 miles... More »

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