5:58am

Mon September 5, 2011
NPR Story

Rebels Tighten Hold On Gadhafi Stronghold

Originally published on Mon September 5, 2011 5:58 am

Rebel forces in Libya have surrounded the town of Bani Walid, southeast of the capital Tripoli. The rebels are still hoping to negotiate a peaceful takeover of the town, a stronghold of embattled leader Moammar Gadhafi, and avoid further civilian casualties. But Gadhafi loyalists are refusing to surrender.

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