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Rebuilt once, Kadhafi's home town lies in ruins again

The Islamic State group's beleaguered Libyan stronghold of Sirte has been devastated by months of fighting, the second time in five years it has been wrecked. Tanks roar through rubble-strewn streets while explosions and gunfire rock gutted buildings. Most of the 120,000 residents have fled, either in fear of jihadists or forced out by pro-government forces who have been battling since May to oust IS from what was once its north African headquarters.
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