BBC News – Scenes of joy as Libya rebels enter central Tripoli


A convoy of Libyan rebels has rolled into central Tripoli past celebrating crowds after a day of heavy fighting in and around the capital.

Crowds on Green Square cheered them, waving flags and firing salutes.

President Obama said the Gaddafi regime had reached a “tipping point”. The UK said the end was near for the Libyan leader, and urged him to go.

The rebels reportedly captured Col Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam, as the Colonel himself vowed to fight on.

International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said he had been informed of the arrest.

The court has indicted Saif for torturing and killing civilians. Another of Col Gaddafi’s sons, Muhammad, was also detained…


Gaddafi’s elder son Mohammed Al-Gaddafi surrenders to rebels

Libyan rebels seize Tripoli, inch toward victory

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) — Libyan rebel forces have till early Monday seized control of much of Tripoli and taken two of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s sons into custody.

Rebels waving opposition flags were seen in the wee hours entering the Green Square in the heart of the capital, a highly symbolic place where Gaddafi’s supporters had often rallied during the past weeks.

Senior official Abdullah Almayhop from the National Transitional Council (NTC) said Sunday that opposition forces had controlled the entire capital except Gaddafi’s Bab Al-Aziziyah stronghold and were clearing up the remnants of Gaddafi’s troops.

Facing the offensive of the rebels, forces loyal to Gaddafi appeared to have crumbled quickly, and the guard unit responsible for Gaddafi’s security had reportedly surrendered to the rebels.

At present, the whereabouts of Muammar Gaddafi remains a mystery. Gaddafi had vowed to fight to the last drop of blood and not to leave Libya…..

Gaddafi’s eldest son surrenders – YouTube

Ali Lagha, an opposition fighter in Tripoli, says he’s inside the house of Mohammed Gaddafi, the Libyan leader’s eldest son, who surrendered earlier.


Tripoli resident describes rebel victories – YouTube

Asmaa, an opposition activist in the east of the Libyan capital, told Al Jazeera on Sunday morning that fighting between rebels and Gaddafi forces has erupted in many areas throughout Tripoli and the rebels are gaining.

Many Gaddafi fighters have been injured, she said.

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Rebel fighters and their supporters poured into the Libyan capital’s main square early Monday, firing weapons into the air and waving opposition flags on what had been the stage for nightly demonstrations in support of Moammar Kadafi’s regime.

Television footage from Green Square, which the rebels are now calling Martyrs Square, showed men ripping down posters of Kadafi and setting fire to the green flag of his regime as others danced and flashed victory signs.

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