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Libyan rebels strike deal to enter pro-Gaddafi town

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Libyan rebels strike deal to enter pro-Gaddafi town


Libyan forces plan to enter the pro-Gaddafi desert town of Bani Walid today, according to a pan-Arab television station.

Rebel sources have reportedly reached a deal with delegates from the town to avoid unrest.

Bani Walid, which lies some 150 km south of Tripoli, had refused to surrender to the National Transitional Council forces, giving rise to expectations there would be another round of fighting to rout forces loyal to Libya’s longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Anti-Gaddafi forces have been massed around the town for days and after a week of stop-start talks involving Bani Walid tribal elders, it’s reported a deal was finally reached after a number of Gaddafi supporters left the besieged town.

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