Rebels celebrate having seized Gaddafi compound
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Libya: Gaddafi vows 'death or victory' against rebels

Col Muammar Gaddafi has made a speech vowing death or victory in the fight against "aggression", after Libyan rebels seized his Tripoli compound.

In the audio speech, the colonel, whose whereabouts remain unknown, said he had made a "tactical" retreat from his Bab al-Aziziya compound in the capital.

The compound fell on Tuesday to the rebels, who set about demolishing symbols of Col Gaddafi's rule.

Richard Galpin reports

  • 24 Aug 2011
  • From the section Africa