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Despite power shift, fighting continues in parts of Libya

After two weeks of silence, deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi spoke out today from an undisclosed location. While revolutionary forces have gained control over much of the north African country, there are still pockets of resistance, today stoked by the former leader's words.

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A revolutionary sniper scans for targets from a building in Sirte, Libya, Thursday, Oct. 6. Moammar Gadhafi called on Libyans to take to the streets and wage a campaign of civil disobedience against the country's new leaders Thursday the first word from the fugitive leader in just over two weeks. Gadhafi has made several speeches on Al-Rai as he tries to rally supporters, who are still waging fierce resistance in his besieged hometown of Sirte, the town of Bani Walid southeast of Tripoli and pockets in the south.

 

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A revolutionary sniper scans for targets from a building in Sirte, Libya, Thursday, Oct. 6. Moammar Gadhafi called on Libyans to take to the streets and wage a campaign of civil disobedience against the country's new leaders Thursday the first word from the fugitive leader in just over two weeks. Gadhafi has made several speeches on Al-Rai as he tries to rally supporters, who are still waging fierce resistance in his besieged hometown of Sirte, the town of Bani Walid southeast of Tripoli and pockets in the south.

Asmaa Waguih / Reuters

Smoke is seen after pro-Gadhafi forces fired a Grad missile at a location where anti-Gadhafi fighters are situated during clashes in Sirte, Oct. 6.