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Libyan rebels prepare for final push on Bani Walid

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Libyan rebels prepare for final push on Bani Walid


Forces of the new administration in Libya are building up outside the town of Bani Walid preparing for a final push on the stronghold of support for Muammar Gaddafi.

Some commanders of the new force believe the fallen leader might even be holed up in the town.

euronews correspondent Mustafa Bağ is with troops of the interim government.

He said: “Bani Walid is in the hands of pro-Gaddafi fighters at the moment. Rebels on the ground and NATO jets in the air are targeting the city but they are still far from taking the city centre. I went to the city with Mustafa Sami, the rebel commander from the Misrata southern front and we saw that some parts in the suburbs of the city had been liberated from Gaddafi forces. But as I said, the city centre is still under the control of Gaddafi soldiers. We also saw some civilians fleeing the city fearing an assault by Gaddafi troops.”

Despite the fact that the rebellion’s leaders announced an extra week for Gaddafi bastions to surrender, commanders at Bani Walid say they have lost patience.

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