“We reached the city center and raised the flag of the CNT,” said Colonel Abdullah Naker quoted by Reuters.
Located 170 southeast of Tripoli, the oasis of Bani Walid, along with Sirte, the birthplace of Muammar Gaddafi, one of the last pockets of resistance troops loyal to former Libyan leader.
Since mid-February, the regime of Colonel Gaddafi has faced a popular revolt. The bloody suppression of demonstrations led international military intervention.
In six months of war, insurgents, supported by the Atlantic Alliance, have taken control of almost all of Libya, including in the capital Tripoli (August 23). The fate of Muammar Gaddafi remains unknown. Some family members have taken refuge in Algeria.
Formed in February, the CNT was recognized by nearly 60 countries.