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By: AP
By: AP

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- A military spokesman for Libya's
transitional government says revolutionaries have no certain
information about Moammar Gadhafi's location.

The spokesman Col. Ahmed Omar Bani says he thinks anybody who knew where Gadhafi was would turn him in for the nearly $2 million bounty set by the revolutionaries.

Gadhafi has been on the run since Tripoli fell to revolutionary
forces on Aug. 21. Fierce fighting around Gadhafi's hometown of
Sirte and another stronghold of Bani Walid have drawn speculation
that the fugitive leader might be there.

Bani told reporters Saturday that "up to now we don't have any
certain information or intelligence about his whereabouts."

SIRTE, Libya (AP) -- While revolutionary fighters regroup after
being forced out of the Libyan town of Bani Walid (BAH'-nee
wah-LEED'), their comrades have launched a new assault on Moammar Gadhafi's hometown.

They're waging street-by-street battles with loyalist forces in
the coastal city of Sirte (surt), where Gadhafi's defenders are
putting up a fierce fight. As anti-Gadhafi fighters try to push
through Sirte's crowded residential areas, they've been met with a
rain of gunfire and mortars.

One resident fleeing the city says food supplies are nearly
exhausted and there is no electricity or medicine.

The same types of hard-line forces are apparently leading the
defense of Bani Walid. Anti-Gadhafi fighters were forced to
withdraw from the mountain city about 90 miles from Tripoli
yesterday after facing withering sniper fire and shelling.

Meanwhile, anti-Gadhafi commanders say they have reached a
surrender agreement for most of a region about 50 miles east of
Sirte.


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