troubleshooting Question

delete file from server

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The attached code removes the entry from the db correctly, but does not delete the file from the directory. The "URL" path is correctly stored in the db and the directory the file is stored in is set with permissions to 777. How do I make it so the file is deleted from the directory?
<?php
include($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']."/admin/var.php");  
session_start();
if(isset( $_SESSION['diradmin']))
{
include($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']."/admin/head-medlinks.php");  
if(isset($_POST['submit']))
  {
       $id=$_POST['id'];
 
      $get_file = mysql_query("SELECT URL FROM cms_medlinks_entries WHERE id=".$id);
      
      list($del_path) = mysql_fetch_row($get_file);
      
      unlink($del_path);
 
    $deletefile="DELETE from cms_medlinks_entries where id='$id'";
    mysql_query($deletefile) or die("Could not delete file");
 
	print "Entry Deleted";
      
       }
	   else if(isset($_GET['id']))
  {
    $id=$_GET['id'];
    print "<form action='deletefile.php' method='post' id='default' class='box'>";
    print "Are you sure you want to delete this listing?<br>";
    print "<input type='hidden' name='id' value='$id'>";
    print "<input type='submit' name='submit' value='delete' class='submit'>";
	print "<a class='button' href=\"" . $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'] . "\">do NOT delete</a>";
 
print "</form>";
  }
include($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']."/admin/footer-admin.php");  
}
else
{
  $result = mysql_query ($query);
if (! $result) Header("Location: $site/admin/login.php");
// else proceed
}
?>
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