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Libyan Rebels Making Progress Against Gadhafi Loyalists in Bani Walid

GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images(TRIPOLI, Libya) -- Rebels in Libya may be getting closer to controlling one of two towns that refuse to surrender.

According to sources with the now-ruling Transitional National Council, their fighters have surrounded Bani Walid, which has fighters loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi, the fugitive dictator whose whereabouts remain unknown.

Seizing Bani Walid from Gadhafi loyalists has been difficult because they've been shooting residents who attempt to revolt and the rebels want to keep civilian casualties at a minimum.

Meanwhile, the TNC seems to be more optimistic about its attempt to take Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte, saying that it could fall within the next few days.

While the fighting continues, the TNC has been active in the eastern city of Benghazi to establish a Cabinet and diplomatic ties abroad.

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