Rebels celebrate entering the Gaddafi compound
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Rebels celebrate in Tripoli's Green Square

Rebel forces have been celebrating in Tripoli's Green Square after storming Colonel Gaddafi's compound in the Libyan capital.

Earlier they ransacked and looted buildings belonging to the dictator and destroyed symbols of his regime.

Lyse Doucet described the scene in Green Square, where Col Gaddafi had regularly appeared with supporters in the early days of the conflict.

  • 23 Aug 2011
  • From the section Africa
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