Libyan revolutionary fighters drove out Moammar Gadhafi's forces from strategic posts in the hills of Bani Walid Thursday, as fighting raged in one of the last remaining loyalist strongholds.
The hills lie on the northern front of the fighting in Bani Walid and were infested with snipers, said Abdulla Kenshill, a National Transitional Council spokesman in the city.
The interim council fighters were also able to confiscate much of the heavy weaponry used by the Gadhafi loyalists.
Kenshill said two of the council's fighters were killed in a rocket attack Wednesday night.
Gadhafi's son, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, is believed to be hiding out in Bani Walid. That city and Sirte, the coastal birthplace of Gadhafi, remain contested even as the National Transitional Council moves forward to form new governance in Libya.FULL STORY