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Libya: Battles ignite around Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte

BENGHAZI, Libya - Libyan fighters clashed with Muammar Gaddafi loyalists armed with rockets outside the ousted leader's hometown of Sirte on Friday, a military spokesman said.
"(Gaddafi forces) shot at us with Grad missiles. There are battles near the river," spokesman Ahmed Bani said by telephone.The coastal town of Sirte is one of a handful of Libyan sites still held by Gaddafi loyalists. Fighters sent by Libya's new rulers entered another holdout town, Bani Walid, earlier on Friday.
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