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NATO Strikes Gaddafi Stronghold

NATO planes have bombed targets in one of the last pro-Gaddafi strongholds, Sirte, as government forces continue their assault on the city.

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Soldiers of the National Transitional Council (NTC) have been facing fierce resistance and deployed tanks to fend off sniper fire by Gaddafi loyalists. NTC forces have seized the port as they move toward the center of Sirte — the birthplace of Libya's ousted leader.

Civilians have been leaving the city, as water, food and medicine run low. Reporter Marine Olivesi is just back from Sirte.

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