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89. Gaddafi vows to fight on, Libyans try to move on

Thu Sep 8, 2011 4:18pm GMT

Defiant former leader vows to keep fighting

NTC fighters advance towards loyalist stronghold

Exchanges of fire around pro-Gaddafi Bani Walid

By Christian Lowe

TRIPOLI, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The voice of Muammar Gaddafi boomed out from his hiding place on Thursday, denying he had fled Libya and cursing as rats and stray dogs those whose efforts to start governing in his place are being frustrated by his diehard followers.


Backing up his words, a cannonade of Grad missiles flew out of Bani Walid, a desert town south of Tripoli where a hard core of loyalists -- estimated by their opponents at about 150 -- are under siege by the new interim government. Some of its commanders suspect Gaddafi himself might be hiding inside.

Two of the defenders were killed and one of the siege force wounded in overnight skirmishing, though a military spokesman for the National Transitional Council said the new rulers would abide by a truce until Saturday to allow negotiated surrenders at Bani Walid and Gaddafi's home town of Sirte, on the coast.

"We can do it within two hours maximum," Ahmed Bani said of taking over Bani Walid. He said he believed Gaddafi's son and heir-apparent Saif al-Islam was there, though he did not share the belief of some others in the NTC that his father was.


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  - After...  CJvR   Sep-07-11 04:14 AM   #8 
     - A lot of that is fear of recrimination and arrest, Bani Walid is an interesting example.  joshcryer   Sep-07-11 04:49 AM   #10 
        - Sabha will be much more interesting.  ellisonz   Sep-07-11 06:08 AM   #15 
  - NATO airstrikes conducted Tuesday, September 6  pinboy3niner   Sep-07-11 03:58 AM   #7 
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     - Gaddafi is in Sabha.  tabatha   Sep-07-11 09:37 AM   #26 
        - Evidence?  pinboy3niner   Sep-07-11 09:53 AM   #27 
           - GH  tabatha   Sep-07-11 10:53 AM   #31 
           - The speculation is focused on this location:  Iterate   Sep-07-11 12:49 PM   #32 
              - Follow for a discussion  tabatha   Sep-07-11 04:52 PM   #36 
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  - Gaddafi's personal secretary and speechwriter (he has a speechwriter??? LOL!) has been arrested  pinboy3niner   Sep-07-11 05:28 AM   #12 
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  - Thanks, blogslut, but...  pinboy3niner   Sep-07-11 07:08 AM   #20 
     - Sorry about that  blogslut   Sep-07-11 07:11 AM   #21 
        - No problem, blogslut--you're always welcome to post here  pinboy3niner   Sep-07-11 07:22 AM   #23 
  - Double K&R  pinboy3niner   Sep-07-11 08:13 AM   #24 
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        - ...  ellisonz   Sep-07-11 07:47 PM   #53 
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  - Mathaba is a joke and known liars.  tabatha   Sep-08-11 12:50 PM   #94 
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  - OT: Dedicated to the team...  pinboy3niner   Sep-08-11 03:59 AM   #76 
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  - Syrian activists appeal for international help  pinboy3niner   Sep-08-11 11:11 AM   #87 
  - Funeral service of martyrs of al Qalaa massacre  Iterate   Sep-08-11 11:12 AM   #88 
  - Gaddafi vows to fight on, Libyans try to move on  pinboy3niner   Sep-08-11 11:27 AM   #89 
  - Tunisia stops Gaddafi general from flying out of the country  pinboy3niner   Sep-08-11 11:32 AM   #90 
  - Guardian reporter returns to Libya for first time since being detained in a Gaddafi prison  pinboy3niner   Sep-08-11 11:55 AM   #91 
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  - Interim PM Jibril threatens to resign if rebels allow infighting  pinboy3niner   Sep-08-11 12:57 PM   #96 
  - Libya plans shake-up of oil sector  pinboy3niner   Sep-08-11 01:05 PM   #97 
  - Tripoli military commander who was renditioned and tortured meets British rep  pinboy3niner   Sep-08-11 01:28 PM   #98 
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  - Libya power struggle threatens post-Gaddafi unity  pinboy3niner   Sep-08-11 02:01 PM   #100 
  - Libya's acting premier calls for unity, rebuilding  pinboy3niner   Sep-08-11 02:06 PM   #101 
  - NATO airstrikes conducted Wednesday, September 7  pinboy3niner   Sep-08-11 02:33 PM   #102 
  - Libya mission continues until threat gone - NATO head  pinboy3niner   Sep-08-11 02:41 PM   #103 
  - Special Libyan unit hunting down Gadhafi  pinboy3niner   Sep-08-11 03:20 PM   #104 
  - Gadhafi regime sold off $1b in gold reserves in final months  pinboy3niner   Sep-08-11 03:43 PM   #105 
  - Gaddafi regime sold 20 percent of Libya's gold reserves to cover salaries  pinboy3niner   Sep-08-11 03:53 PM   #106 
  - Crossing desert from Libya to Niger fraught with danger  pinboy3niner   Sep-08-11 04:16 PM   #107 
  - Sabha news - getting closer  tabatha   Sep-08-11 04:22 PM   #108 
  - LIBYAN REVOLUTION DAY 204: CURRENT TIME IN LIBYA = 12:01 AM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9  pinboy3niner   Sep-08-11 05:01 PM   #109 
  - Brazil: Gaddafis sneaky nip-and-tuck  pinboy3niner   Sep-08-11 05:16 PM   #110 
  - Week 29 part 5 here:  joshcryer   Sep-08-11 05:50 PM   #111 

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