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After a week of fighting, government forces took control of the last pro-Qaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid. More than 100 wanted persons, including former members of Khamis Qaddafi's 32nd brigade, were captured.
Khamis Gaddhafi, son of former dictator Muammar Gaddhafi, was reportedly killed during fighting in Bani Walid. His death has not been confirmed. Heavy fighting continues in the city; 26 people are said to have been killed, 200 wounded, and 30 captured.
The Libyan Army clashed with militia in the former the Qaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid. The army was attempting to arrest suspects in the murder of Omran Shaban and others wanted for crimes associated with the former regime.
Approximately 120 inmates of Tripoli's al-Judaida prison escaped in a mass jailbreak. The prisoners were of various nationalities, and the circumstances of the jailbreak are unclear. Some 60 inmates have been recaptured. Security services are on high alert.
A police colonel escaped an assassination attempt in Benghazi. Three civilians were killed and 35 injured by a Grad rocket bombardment of the besieged city of Bani Wali, a holdout of Ghaddafi loyalists.