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Libyan fighters launch major attack on Sirte

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Libyan National Transitional Council fighters take cover during a street battle in Sirte on Oct. 7. Sirte was rocked by deadly street fighting in what troops from the new regime said was the final assault on Moamer Kadhafi's besieged hometown, with orders that they take it "today."

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A wounded Libyan National Transitional Council fighter is wheeled into the first field hospital near the frontline of Sirte on Oct. 7 as the city was rocked by deadly street fighting in what troops from the new regime said was the final assault on Moamer Kadhafi's besieged hometown.

It is surprising to see that there are still people fighting in support of former Libyan leader Moammer Gadhafi. The National Transitional Council has been widely recognized as the interim government by most of Libya, in addition to the rest of the world. Heavy fighting continued in Sirte, Libya today when the revolutionary fighters launched an attack in the heart of the city. Sirte is Gadhafi's hometown and the final stronghold still loyal to the dictator.

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Libyan rebel fighters use binoculars to check for any sign of Gaddafi forces, in Sirte, Libya, on Oct. 7. According to media reports, Libyan fighters loyal to the country's transitional rulers were pursuing a major ground assault in Sirte, the hometown of the fugitive leader Muammar Gaddafi and one of his last remaining strongholds. The offensive, targeting several fronts of diehard Gaddafi loyalists holed up in Sirte, appeared to be the final push to seize the port city, after the country's interim leaders announced that a new government would not be formed until all of Libya is 'liberated'.

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A Libyan National Transitional Council fighter reacts outside the first field hospital near the frontline of Sirte on Oct. 7 as the city was rocked by deadly street fighting in what troops from the new regime said was the final assault on Moamer Kadhafi's besieged hometown.