Rebel fighter inside Gaddafi's compound
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Rebels take control of Gaddafi's Tripoli compound

Libyan rebels have taken over Col Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli, one of the final areas under the Libyan leader's control.

Heavily armed fighters had earlier streamed into the capital in dozens of pick-up trucks to attack the compound.

Footage showed them inside the complex, firing guns and chanting in celebration.

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Tripoli.

  • 23 Aug 2011
  • From the section Africa
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