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Libyans say about to take Gaddafi bastion

NORTH OF BANI WALID/TRIPOLI -Libya's interim council said it hoped to seize one of MuammarGaddafi's last strongholds without resistance on Sunday as itpursues its drive to assert control over the whole country.


Outside the pro-Gaddafi town of Bani Walid, a NationalTransitional Council (NTC) negotiator said talks were over.


"Everything was done yesterday, they asked us for more timeand we gave them some more hours," Mahmoud Abdul Azil toldReuters, at a checkpoint 40 km (25 miles) from the desert town.


Abdul Azil said NATO-backed NTC forces were just 10 km fromBani Walid and inching forward, ready to attack what he saidwere an estimated 100 pro-Gaddafi fighters there if necessary.


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