Rebel forces take Gadhafi compound in Tripoli

Seizure marks symbolic end to Gadhafi’s reign

Rebel forces stormed and seized Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s compound in central Tripoli on Tuesday, though the elusive leader himself remains out of their grasp. Several fighters loyal to Gadhafi were reportedly killed in the attack, the most intense battle since anti-Gadhafi forces entered the Libyan capital just days ago. Earlier in the day, the compound had served as a stage for Gadhafi’s son and one-time heir apparent, Saif, to make an appearance before journalists after reports had emerged claiming he’d been captured by the rebels.



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