Ruth Sherlock
Los Angeles Times
October 7, 2011

Forces loyal to Libya’s transitional leaders looted and burned civilian homes Wednesday in the recently captured village of Abu Hadi, near ousted ruler Moammar Kadafi’s besieged tribal homeland of Surt.

Smoke spires rose into the air as fighters, mostly from the western city of Misurata, threw gasoline bombs and grenades into abandoned homes in the village, a center for Kadafi’s tribe, the Kadafa.

Whooping and toting guns, fighters from Misurata towed away a Ford Mustang from one garage. Other fighters loaded a Chevrolet onto a truck.

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