September 12th, 2011
12:15 PM ET

Forces stalled near Gadhafi stronghold amid reports of in-fighting

Libya's new leaders are moving to unite fractious, heavily armed bands of fighters under a single control, even as the forces struggled Monday to take control of Moammar Gadhafi's last bastions of support.

The announcement Sunday by the head of the National Transitional Council followed reports of in-fighting and arguments among bands of fighters stalled outside the town of Bani Walid after encountering stiff resistance during an assault.

Syrian television station Al Rai on Monday, meanwhile, said it would air a message from Gadhafi. The station ran a banner allegedly quoting the ousted Libyan leader as saying, "We cannot surrender Libya to imperialism once like the agents/spies want us to now. So we have no option but to kill until victory and to destroy this attempted overthrow."

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  1. the prophet

    I spoke to Gadhafi last week, he said that stepping down from power is a retreat from Lybia values to western economic slavery doctrines.

    September 12, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. the prophet

    Good post gung hoe,thank you.

    September 13, 2011 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. James

    @gung hoe: thanks for your post, George Patton truly was an American hero and SMH@U should be ashamed at using his name to post trash.

    September 13, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. James

    SMH@U. My apologies I skimmed over that you were referring to the James at 5:35 and I thought you were accusing me of being the Patton troll.

    September 13, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. James

    @fake gung hoe/ George Patton troll: quit using Patton's name to post unintelligent comments.

    September 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
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