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Conquered Sirte Falls to New Libyan Gov’t Manu Brabo / AP Photo

Sirte Falls to New Libyan Gov’t

All of Libya’s major cities belong to the new government after its troops seized Sirte Thursday morning. Troops loyal to Gaddafi had been holding out in his hometown for weeks, but government troops cleared them in a 90-minute push. "There are no Gaddafi forces any more," said one government colonel. "We are now chasing his fighters who are trying to run away." Gaddafi loyalists’ last refuge, now, is the town of Bani Walid, southeast of Tripoli.

October 20, 2011 6:17 AM