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Gaddafi vows to fight on as truce deadline approaches

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Gaddafi vows to fight on as truce deadline approaches

Gaddafi vows to fight on as truce deadline approaches
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Muammar Gaddafi vows to stay in Libya, battling NATO and the country’s new leaders. A voice recording of the ousted Libyan leader has been broadcast on a Syrian TV channel. In it, Gaddafi denies he has fled to neighbouring Niger.

He urges his stronghold of Bani Walid to stay strong, and resist the anti-Gaddafi advance.

His comments come as fighters close in on the tribal bastion, 170 kilometres south of Tripoli. Bani Walid has been given a deadline of September 10 to lay down its arms and surrender.

Talks between Libya’s interim governing council and tribal elders from the town have so far failed to achieve a solution.