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    NTC fighters regroup in the outskirts of Sirte

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    Al Jazeera English

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    Fighters regrouping after forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi mount strong resistance in former leader's home city.

    They have pulled back about four kilometres after pushing towards the edge of the city centre on Saturday.

    One of the NTC fighters' aims was to try and secure a safe corridor for civilians trapped in a neighbourhood known as residential area 01.

    But they failed to dislodge Gaddafi fighters who are said to be using civilians as human shields.