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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:10 AM

 

Deadly fighting rages in Libya's Bani Walid



Al Jazeera
October 23, 2012

At least three people have been killed and seven more injured in fighting in the northern Libyan town of Bani Walid.

The casualties come as clashes continue in the town of 85,000 residents, a former stronghold of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Libyan soldiers have been fighting Gaddafi loyalists in the beseiged town for more than three weeks. But troops blame officials for not providing enough equipment or supplies to win the battle.

"We have nothing," Field Commander Mohamed Hetwash told Al Jazeera. "We don't know why. The problem is all the people here are under the administration of the minister of defence - and we buy the weapons, we buy the water, we buy the food, by ourselves. Rich people in Tripoli buy the food for us - the minister is absent."

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