Fighting reignites in Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte

By REUTERS
September 18, 2011 15:28

 
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SIRTE, Libya - Libyan interim government fighters fired rockets from the southern entrance to Sirte on Sunday and exchanged heavy fire with Muammar Gaddafi loyalists holed up in a conference center.

"The situation is very, very dangerous," anti-Gaddafi fighter Mohamed Abdullah said on the edge of the coastal city, where the ousted leader was born.

"There are so many snipers and all the types of weapons you can imagine," he said, as rockets whooshed in the air and black smoke rose above the city, which is controlled by soldiers loyal to Gaddafi.

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