October 7th, 2011
07:54 AM ET

Hundreds of fighters storm Gadhafi's birthplace

Battles raged on Friday as the new Libyan leaders sought to gain control of the coastal birthplace of ousted ruler Moammar Gadhafi.

Hundreds of National Transitional Council fighters were ordered to start attacking the western part of Sirte, said Mohammed Ibrahim, a field military commander.

Battles were already ongoing in the eastern part of the city as NTC fighters continued to try and root out a contingent of Gadhafi loyalists.

"The battle will be difficult but we have to finish it," Ibrahim said.

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  1. raven

    Didnt they say one of Gadhaffis sons was in Sirte ? Wonder where those wascally wabbits are now .

    October 7, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    I bet that after these "very wonderful" anti-Qaddaffy forces take the city of Sirte, the right-wing thugs in Washington will fly into another one of their big Huzzahs over this "great" victory and they'll sing and drink themselves into another stupor!!!

    October 7, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Lyndsie Graham

      Why shouldn't they, RUFFNUTT? After all, they're paying these creeps for this "victory" with our hard earned tax money!!!

      October 7, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Nutcase"

    He's probably hiding under a rug somewhere in Pakistan. No will say without worrying about getting charged with Treason.

    October 7, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. Leslie

    Fakey, what the hell are you talking about now....singing and drinking themselves in a stupor? I think you drink yourself into *stupid.* You make no sense whatsoever. Stop embarassing yourself.

    October 7, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Nutcase"

    I thought I Moammar flippin' burgers down the street at Mc D's

    October 7, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Nutcase"

    Really with that stupid looking hat, he would fit better with Dairy Queen

    October 7, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Nutcase"

    I bet they didn't find no birth certificate.

    October 7, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    That's a moot issue, Jeff.
    Let it go.

    October 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. john roberts

    jeff frank learn to type in english

    October 7, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. List of X

    "Hundreds of fighters storm Gadhafi's birthplace". Are they attacking Gadhafi's mom?

    October 7, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat2u.

    Enter ZEUS AND THOR

    October 7, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. andy

    will obama and nato stand trial for murdering the innocent in libya as they lied to the public like bush did with saddam where are Sadams weapons of mass destruction only thing missing is gold and oil .
    I knew a Egeptian rebel fighter and was getting paid for his work in libya and went to the tunisian border as he saw people raping and killing innocent people cause they were Gadaffis tribe , imagine liberals saying lets kill all democrats in USA .
    America wake up the wheel will always turn .

    October 10, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |