Africa

Libyan town under siege

Published 12:53 AM ET, Sat October 6, 2012
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A file image of Bani Walid from January 26, 2012. The Libyan oasis town was a long standing bastion of Gadhafi's regime. AFP/Getty Images
Misrata residents demonstrate in Tripoli on September 8, 2012, demanding the release of three youths abducted from Bani Walid last July. AFP/Getty Images
The youths were credited with capturing late dictator Moammar Gadhafi. They were kidnapped and released after two months. AFP/Getty Images
Walid Ben Shabaan, brother of one of the abductees Omran Ben Shabaan, speaks to journalists about Omran's critical condition when he was released. Shaaban died of the aftereffects of gunshot wounds. AFP/Getty Images
Friends and relatives of Omran Ben Shabaan offload his coffin upon its arrival at the Misrata International Airport on September 25, 2012 in Misrata. AFP/Getty Images
A pick up mounted with anti air craft machine gun is parked on a sidewalk on September 25, 2012 in Misrata, Libya. Tension rose in Misrata after Shaaban's death. AFP/Getty Images