Monday, August 22, 2011

Rebels in Tripoli: Qaddafi's regime collapses

Tripoli - lasted 42 years the brutal reign of Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi, now the North African country is facing a historical turning point: the rebels brought in on Monday night in many parts of the capital Tripoli under their control. Gaddafi's bodyguard has emerged clearly. In Tripoli, thousands cheered the victory of the insurgents.

In the rebel stronghold of Benghazi and other cities were ignited fireworks and salutes fired. "We the Libyan People's congratulations to overthrow Muammar al-Qadhafi and called on the Libyan people to take to the streets and protect public property. Long live the free Libya," said in a morning widespread explanation of the transition council, reported that "New York Times" on its website.

Early Monday morning, apparently to Tripoli was largely in the hands of opponents of the regime. Many soldiers of the regime have been captured, it said. A spokesman for the rebels told the television station al-Jazeera, a part of Qaddafi's troops still fighting and controlling 15 to 20 percent of the urban area.

On Monday morning, fierce battles were reported from the vicinity of the Gaddafi estate. Witnesses said tanks had moved from the site and have bombarded the area. At night television showed hundreds of people celebrated on the green square near the property Gaddafi and friends shots duties.

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