Libya Live Blog
Libya - Oct 18, 2011 - 12:02
Last modified: 18 Oct 2011 09:02
Fierce street fighting has erupted between Libyan fighters and Muammar Gaddafi's remaining loyalists in Sirte, the deposed Libyan leader's last bastion, an AFP correspondent said.
The National Transitional Council fighters suffered at least 23 injuries within 15 minutes of the battle exploding mid-morning, with the streets reverberating with the sound of heavy gunfire, rockets and mortars.
The Mediterranean city of Sirte is the last stronghold of Gaddafi loyalists after the desert town of Bani Walid was overrun by NTC fighters on Monday.
NTC fighters fire at forces loyal to Gaddafi during battles in neighbourhoods of Sirte on Monday [AFP]