Tripoli, Oct 6. -Violent combats between those loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi and the rebels, who were blamed for causing several deaths and damages in the last weeks, worsened the situation in Sirte on Thursday.Arab press and television noted that despite inability of the National Transitional Council (NTC) forces to take over the city, "fierce combats" have been registered downtown Sirte.
A rebels' spokesman told Al-Arabiya television channel that NTC troops are controlling more than the half of Daddafi's hometown admitting that the planned "final attack" could delay due to the tough resistance of pro-Gaddafi forces.
Many locals of this Mediterranean city accused the NTC of "acting out of revenge and letting its allies from the West to bring Bombs, devastation and death to our country".
Witnesses denounced that after capturing Qasr Abu Hadi, Misratah rebels took revenge by looting and setting houses on fire and stealing gold, furniture and vehicles that belonged to people loyal to Gaddafi. (Prensa Latina)