1. Conquered

    Sirte Falls to New Libyan Gov’t

    Libyan revolutionary fighters attack pro-Gadhafi forces in downtown Sirte, Libya, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. Revolutionary forces pounded Moammar Gadhafi's supporters holed up in two neighborhoods with rocket and machine-gun fire Friday in Sirte, but the loyalists showed no sign of giving up in the fugitive leader's hometown. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    Manu Brabo / AP Photo

    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.

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