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Libya's NTC gives Sirte another week to surrender

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Libya's NTC gives Sirte another week to surrender

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Libya’s National Transitional Council has given Colonel Gaddafi’s forces still entrenched in the town of Sirte another week to surrender.

Opposition fighters are camped on the outskirts and access roads of the town, which is Gaddafi’s birthplace.

As for the elusive former Libyan leader himself, he has reportedly been seen in the towns of Bani Walid and Ghadanis.

The NTC has warned of an all-out military assault if Gaddafi loyalists do not yield Sirte.

It is one of the last towns to hold out after Tripoli was overwhelmed last week, ending the regime which began exactly 42 years ago today.