Rebels push to Gaddafi hometown

Rebel forces close in on Libyan leader's hometown of Sirte but it is unknown if the deposed leader is holed up there.

August 29, 2011 14:28

Gaddafi 311 reuters. (photo credit: reuters)

Rebels closed in on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte on Sunday, though the whereabouts of the deposed leader is not known.

Sirte is believed to hold large numbers of Gaddafi supporters and significant military installations.

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Rebels said they would take Sirte by force if necessary.

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