House on fire in Sirte, Libya
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Libya: Fighters' revenge on pro-Gaddafi city of Sirte

16 October 2011 Last updated at 23:08 BST

The battle for Colonel Gaddafi's home town of Sirte is intensifying nearly two months after the fall of the Libyan capital Tripoli.

Government forces are being accused of taking revenge by setting fire to properties that belonged to Gaddafi supporters.

However they are still meeting resistance in their struggle to seize the city.

The BBC's Wyre Davies reports.