Gaddafi loyalists holding out in Sirte

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Loyalists of toppled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have been holding out in Sirte, the last city to be fully liberated.

Sirte benefitted greatly from Libya's wealth, but the hometown of Gaddafi now symbolises the divide in the country.

Heavy shelling and gun battle have ravaged the city. And residents have borne the brunt of the conflict, helplessly witnessing their city having been looted and burned down.

The new rulers may win this war but it has to be seen whether they will be able to win the hearts and minds of the people here.

Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from Sirte.