The destruction of Sirte

Weeks of bombardment followed by street fighting have killed an unknown number of civilians. That has led to fears that reconciliation between Libyans after the war may prove to be very difficult.

“They are families inside fighting for their houses and their children who have died,” said Mohammed, 23, who fled Sirte a few days ago.

“You know who is still fighting inside Sirte? Who is fighting is the person who has lost his brother, who has lost his mother, who has lost his sister … The revolutionaries have brought us destruction.”

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