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'Sustained bombardment' of Sirte

Forces of the National Transitional Council in Libya have stepped up their assault on Sirte, one of Colonel Gaddafi's last strongholds.

The BBC's Jonathan Head describes the deafening barrage and pall of smoke over the town of Sirte.

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