Libya Rebels is Just 500 Meters From The Base in Tripoli Where They Would Hide Gaddafi
The rebels have taken up the banner of the Green Square and stormed television. In three areas in Tripoli, including the hotel where foreign journalists stay, go still struggles between rebel forces and pro-Gaddafi.
14.07 UPDATE rebel fighters are just 500 meters from Bab al-Aziz, where intense fighting bears, said Al Jazeera correspondent in Tripoli, quoted on Tuesday. Previously, Al Arabiya TV channel reported that new explosions were heard near the Bab al-Aziz, where it is believed that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is hiding.
The complex is located near Rixos hotel where foreign journalists stay. The building was shaken at about 09.00 GMT (12.00 GMT) a strong explosion produced nearby, which created panic among reporters.
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UPDATE 13.03 more explosions were heard Tuesday was the Headquarters of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli, Bab al-Aziziyah, which is believed to be hiding Libyan leader, said Al-Arabiya television station, said.
Bab al-Aziziyah is the central objective of fighting insurgent forces that oppose the Tripoli and remaining loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, and most political analysts believe that the target is difficult to conquer.
On the other hand, pro-Gaddafi forces launched Scud missiles next three months Syrta town, birthplace of the Libyan leader, in the direction of Misra controlled by insurgents, NATO sources have announced on Tuesday, denouncing the “irresponsible actions” of the Loyalists.
12.55 UPDATE safe al-Islam, a son of Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi, whom the rebels claimed that he was arrested but subsequently appeared before journalists, was not in custody of the International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Tuesday a spokesman ICC spokesman for BBC News.
“The press announced the arrest of. We tried to contact various people within the National Transitional Council and have different opinions and answers.’s Why I said that there is no official confirmation of his arrest,” said a spokesman ICC, Fadi El-Abdallah.
UPDATE 12.30 UN Special Envoy to Libya, Abdel Ilah Khatib, said Tuesday that the Libyan regime had requested his intervention before the offensive launched by insurgents Saturday night in Tripoli, according to AFP.
“A few days before the rebel attack on Tripoli, Libyan charge asked me to intervene,” the UN said Khatib, a former Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Jordanian daily Ad Destour.
“I said, as mediator, looking for what was acceptable to the other. However, it refuses to negotiate something before leaving for Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi,” he added.
12.04 UDPATE rebels, who arrived in Green Square, where Muammar Gaddafi customary to gather supporters, were quick to rename Martyrs Square, in honor of those fallen in battle. Google Maps changed its name to the central market in the capital of Libya, Tripoli, Martyrs Square Green Market, preferring the name given to the rebels.
UPDATE 11.24 victory against rebels in Libya Gaddafi regime “is not complete” and NATO “must be alert and lead to end the mission,” said Tuesday, French Foreign Minister, Alain Juppé, quoted by AFP.
“I already said that victory is not complete. Libyan regime is near collapse, but still opposes some resistance. It is necessary that NATO forces must be constantly alert to end this operation,” he said.
UPDATE 10.30 Over 2,200 people have been killed since the outbreak of riots in Syria in March, said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. According to the official quoted by the BBC, the new stock includes 350 deaths announced by the beginning of Ramadan.
09.35 UPDATE rebel commanders announced that they have taken over 80% of the capital Tripoli, including the state television headquarters in the city, writes BBC News.
UPDATE 5.9 Three-ground missiles were launched in Libya on Monday evening, NATO said in a statement, adding that he has received information about possible casualties or damage, reported CNN.
Rockets were launched in Sirt, the hometown of Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi, and initial information showed that they landed in coastal Misra, “probably at sea or on shore,” said NATO.
7.15 UDPATE Libyan rebels continue sending more effective in Tripoli, using maritime routes from Misra, inform Al Jazeera. “More ships went from Misra arrived in our capital, Tripoli, having on board a large number of combatants and ammunition,” according to a press release Council of the Center for Misra military.
The Communication states that more than 500 rebel fighters in Tripoli Misra came months after nearly 200 insurgents Saturday infiltrated the capital to take part in the fighting. Misra rebels were sent to Tripoli and a convoy of “over 40 vehicles, fighters, weapons and ammunition to support the people” in the capital.
UPDATE 3:08 Saif al-Islam, Gaddafi’s son, is free
A BBC reporter sent that Saif al-Islam, Gaddafi’s son, who said yesterday was caught, was seen in the halls of a hotel where foreign journalists stay more. “Our correspondent asked if his father is safe and in Tripoli. He said, almost shaking his shoulders that” of course “,” the BBC said that Gaddafi’s son seemed very confident when he entered the hotel. “We broke the backbone of the rebels. It was a trap. I weighed, so we are winners,” said Saif al-Islam. It is not known whether Saif al-Islam was arrested and released and was never caught.
“Saif said he wandered the near Tripoli in an armored convoy all the time,” said reporter Matthew Chance on the scene, told Reuters.
UPDATE 2:02 Libyan Government denies Gaddafi’s sons captured
Libyan government spokesman, Ibrahim Moussa, said on state television Al-Urubah that Muammar Gaddafi and his sons are well. “The president is right, his sons are good leaders control policy as well as the army is good in war. The state still exists Libya. Tripoli is now better than yesterday. 80% of the capital is under government control. If I’m wrong, then is only 75%. Regarding the capture of Saif al-Islam rebels dream, “said Ibrahim.
His statements are contradictory with photos showing the world their opposition.
UPDATE 22.39’s Gaddafi asks Obama to stop bloodshed
President Barack Obama praised the operations of NATO forces in Libya and the Libyan people’s courage. “The revolution will have done themselves in and the sacrifices they have made are great,” he decloarat leader in the White House in an audio message. Admitting that violence “is not ended yet,” Obama Colonel Gaddafi asked to withdraw troops to end the bloodshed. He promised reconstruction assistance to the Libyan people.
UPDATE 22.37 rebels control the Tripoli airport
Representatives of the rebels told the TV station Al-Arabya that took over airport Libyan capital. The information was circulated a few days ago, but later proved to be untrue.
UPDATE 22.03 Basescu: “I do not think that Gaddafi will last long”
“Far too many victims. Muammar Gaddafi has no legitimacy as head of state by how many people died and one side, “said President Traian Basescu, tonight, in an interview on public television.
“I do not think that Gaddafi will last long, but it will give no light,” said Basescu, adding that he wants “a military solution to the area to be applied by other states.” Asked whether the allies in Libya is a failure of the Romanian President said: “If Gaddafi goes, is a reasonable end. If Libya is civil war a year from now, then … not good. “
UPDATE 21.47 amid hell of Tripoli Romanian
About 50 Romanian citizens who refused to leave the territory of Libya is still far from Tripoli, inform the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) at the request of the editorial “Truth.” MFA argues that because of the precarious security situation in Tripoli, there no real possibility of evacuation of the Romanians. Since the beginning of unrest in six months ago, Libya had been evacuated Romanian 739.
UPDATE 21.32 reinforcements for the rebels in Tripoli
Misra BBC correspondent, Jonathan Head reports that rebels in northwestern Libya send reinforcements to Tripoli, to hasten the collapse of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. The road linking Tripoli Misra and is still blocked by troops loyal to Colonel.
UPDATE 21.08 for Libya Contact Group meets on Thursday in Istanbul
Senior diplomats from member countries of the Contact Group on Libya (all states that participated in the offensive in the African country) meet Thursday in Istanbul to “coordinate the next steps”, announced the United States. The meeting was decided this morning during a telephone conversation between U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and several of his counterparts.
Gaddafi’s troops UPDATE 20.55 Brega review strategic town
Forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi left the front line of Brega in eastern Libya. They fled to the west, in the Sirt city, region of origin and Libyan leader feud. “Brega is entirely under our control,” said Mohamed Zawiwa, rebel military spokesman. Brega oil town, which was successively controlled by both sides, from the beginning of the conflict, is 240 km southwest of Benghazi (east), “capital” rebels.
20.45 UPDATE air raid on his residence Gaddafi expected
According to Al-Arabiya television station, Libyan rebels expected tonight Bab al-Aziziya residential complex in Tripoli to be the target of an air raid. According to opponents in the residential complex would be located several hundred merecnari Africans, employed to defend the Libyan leader. There they would hide and al-Gaddafi Mutassim Billah, a son of Colonel.
Al-Arabiya 20.16 UPDATE: Gaddafi at a hospital outside Tripoli
Al-Arabiya TV station claims that Muammar Gaddafi would find at a hospital in the city Tajoura, located east of Tripoli. It is not the first time in recent days, when Libyan leader would speculate that fled the capital.
UPDATE 20.10 Lack of food and water to Tripoli
CNN correspondent in Tripoli, Matthew Chance, write tweeter that food and water supplies of people are ending the Libyan capital. Clashes between rebels and pro-Gaddafi forces continues.
UPDATE 20.09 Power Failure in Tripoli
Residents of the capital of Libya have to sit in the dark because the whole city is affected by a power failure. Those generators are lucky, according Clothes, a Libyan who lives in Tripoli, quoted by BBC.
UPDATE international meeting on Libya 19.44
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, said it would convene an international meeting this week on developments in Libya. The meeting will be attended by representatives of the European Union, African Union and Arab League Countries.
UPDATE 19.37 The residential complex’s Muammar Gaddafi sees smoke coming
BBC correspondent in Tripoli, Matthew Price, reports that the Bab al-Aziziya residential complex, which covers several hectares, is seen exiting a column of smoke. Most buildings in this complex were destroyed by NATO raids. Libyan leader survived the bombing but the Western allies hiding in a bunker.
19.24 UPDATE CNN announced that TV presenter who waved a gun live Misra Hall, was detained by the rebels while in the car, along with her brother in front of a cafe.
UPDATE 19.12 leader of the Transitional National Council (CNT), the body’s political rebellion in Libya warns of “revenge” committed by rebel fighters on the ground.
CNT leader, Mustafa Abdeljalil, threatened to resign if transgressions will continue. “Welcomes the revolutionary leaders, we trust their word, but some acts of some of their people worry me,” said Abdeljalil.
UPDATE 19.02. VIDEO A TV presenter in Libya live with a gun threatening
The woman, an employee of the Libyan state television, he waved a gun in the air in the middle of a news journal. She said that along with other staff is ready to become martyrs to defend the position of the advancing rebel rage in Tripoli.