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Libyan Rebels Claim Control of Sirte, Qaddafi’s Birthplace

September 15, 2011

Sept. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Rebel forces in Libya said today they captured Sirte, Muammar Qaddafi’s birthplace and one of the last holdouts of his loyalist troops.

After an all day battle, the rebels announced they controlled all entrances to the city. They said some units loyal to Qaddafi, including part of a brigade commanded by Qaddafi’s son Khamis, were trapped in beachfront villas.

To contact the reporter on this story: Christopher Stephen in Misrata, Libya at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Steven Komarow at

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