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Clashes in Bani Walid continue

10-23-2012 04:45 BJT Special Report:Libya in Post-Gaddafi Era |

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The Libyan town of Bani Walid has seen fierce clashes between pro-government forces and groups loyal to Muammar Gaddafi’s ousted government.

On Sunday, gunfire and sporadic blasts could be heard just three kilometres from the main entrance to the town. The hilltop town of around 100-thousand inhabitants is located about 200 kilometres southeast of Tripoli.

It’s faced the threat of an all-out assault for weeks since the death of a former rebel and native of the rival city of Misrata, who was kidnapped and allegedly tortured there. Meanwhile, hundreds of Libyan families and foreign workers fled from the town on Sunday. Clashes on Saturday left at least 26 people dead and more than 200 wounded.



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