Sunday, 16 October 2011

The Destruction of Sirte, Gaddafi's Birthplace, Is Almost Complete

Ruined Sirte Becomes A Killing Ground As Gaddafi Loyalists Face Destruction, But Mete Out Death Of Their Own -- The Telegraph

For nine days, forces of the new Libyan government have been trying to seize the last area of Sirte still under Gaddafi loyalist control - with horrific destruction all around.

It was envisaged by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi as a model of what a modern African city should be: a brilliant panoply of university and hospitals, with a glittering seafront and a marble-lined conference centre to host leaders from around the world.

But this weekend the centre of Sirte, the birthplace of the former Libyan leader and lavished with money and attention for that reason, is a squalid ruin in which a pocket of diehard Gaddafi loyalists - outnumbered and outgunned - are slogging it out in a desperate, destructive attempt to delay their inevitable defeat.

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