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Fighters loyal to Libya’s new leaders say they have “reached the final stages of the fight” to take control of former leader Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown.

About 10 people were killed and more than 100 injured in the fighting overnight, said Al Zubair Al Kadi, a field commander on the frontline in Sirte, on Sunday.

Troops loyal to the National Transitional Council also entered the pro-Gadhafi stronghold of Bani Walid for the first time on Sunday, said Abdulla Kenshill, an NTC spokesman there.

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NTC forces “liberated” nearby the villages of Teninai and Shuwaikh overnight, and advanced to within a kilometer (about three-fifths of a mile) of Bani Walid’s main market, he said.

They also took control of the airport in the southwest of the city, he said.

Five fighters were badly injured, he added.

In Gadhafi’s hometown, NTC fighters “took over Sirte University last night and all the residential buildings around it, including the student dormitories,” Al Kadi said.

Troops loyal to the National Transitional Council “caught many African mercenaries, mostly from Mauritania, while our men were combing the buildings for snipers,” he said.

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