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Libyan forces close in on Gaddafi’s home town

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyan forces closed in on Muammar Gaddafi’s home town Sunday, vowing to seize it by force if negotiations failed, and their leaders ruled out any talks with the deposed ruler. Gaddafi’s foes were advancing on his birthplace of Sirte, which straddles the east-west coastal road, but one…

Libyans count deadly cost of battle for Tripoli

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Residents of Tripoli dug makeshift graves to bury the dead as evidence emerged of widespread summary killings during the battle for the Libyan capital. A week after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, the stench of decomposing bodies and burning garbage hung over the city as it faced…