NTC: Fighters encircle Gaddafi son's presumed refuge

October 23, 2011 17:11

LONDON - Libyan revolutionary fighters are surrounding an area where a fugitive son of Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, is believed to have taken refuge, a military commander of the interim National Transitional Council (NTC) said on Sunday.

The commander, Abdel Majid Mlegta, told Reuters fighters were deploying around a place south of the town of Bani Walid where they believed Saif al-Islam was hiding following his flight from his father's hometown of Sirte on Thursday.

Bani Walid, 150 km (100 miles) southwest of Tripoli, fell to NTC forces earlier this month after putting up determined resistance for several weeks. Saif al-Islam was widely reputed to have been based in the town during its resistance, before moving to Sirte.

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