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Libyan NTC forces say control all of Sabha

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 22 September 2011
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September 22, 2011

Revolutionary fighters say they are now only meeting with sporadic resistance in the Qaddafi stronghold.Revolutionary fighters say they are now only meeting with sporadic resistance in the Qaddafi stronghold.

Libyan interim government forces say they have established control over all parts of the desert city of Sabha, one of the last remaining strongholds of Muammar Qaddafi, although pockets of resistance by snipers remained.

On September 22, Ahmed Bani, military spokesman for the National Transitional Council (NTC), told reporters in Tripoli that interim authorities are investigating reports that Qaddafi had fled from Sabha, but could not confirm them.

Meanwhile in Brussels, the commander of the NATO military operation, Canadian General Charles Bouchard, said he is confident NATO can achieve its mission in Libya within the next three months.

On Wednesday, NATO allies extended their six-month-old air campaign in Libya by another 90 days.

compiled from agency reports

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