On Sunday the troops of the National Transitional Council (CNT) in Libya took control of the University of Sirte - hometown of Muammar Gaddafi. Correspondent Agence France-Presse was a witness to how hundreds of opponents of the former Libyan leader walked across campus.
Battles for the university began on Friday, according to the rebel commander Naser Zamuda. The attack was complicated by the fact that the unfinished academic buildings are located near loyal Gaddafi snipers.
According to BBC News, Sirte fighting is going on in the streets under the control of the NPS in the central avenue of the city. Supporters of al-Gaddafi, in turn, hold a large conference center.
On Saturday in the battle for the hometown of Gaddafi, it is reported that at least 12 people were killed. Civilians are fleeing en masse from the city through a corridor created by the temporary government. Nevertheless, many residents are unable to leave Sirte.
NPC leaders earlier said that after the capture of Sirte, they will announce the release of the country from the forces of al-Gaddafi, even if the colonel by this time has not been found.
Meanwhile, the city of Bani Walid, located southeast of Tripoli, is still under control of Gaddafi supporter.