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Live report: Latest from Tripoli

08-22-2011 08:58 BJT

0215 BJT from BBC-Libyan rebel TV reports that the rebel flag has been raised over the the Libyan embassy in Rabat and the consulate in Tangiers.

0203 BJT from BBC-The ICC is seeking Col Gaddafi, his son Saif, and his brother-in-law Abdullah al-Sanussi, all accused of crimes against humanity. But ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said stability should come first. "Today, the priority is to stabilise Tripoli, control the situation, provide security for all the people in Libya," he said. "Then we have time to discuss the arrests."

01:29 BJT from BBC-The White House says there is no reason to believe that Col Gaddafi has left Tripoli.

01:24 BJT fron BBC-Al-Jazeera reports that Mohammed Gaddafi, who was said to have been captured by rebels overnight, has fled house arrest with the help of loyalist, pro-Gaddafi fighters.

01:19 BJT from BBC-Libyan rebel TV reports that pro-Gaddafi forces are "indiscriminately shelling" neighbouring areas of Tripoli from the Bab al-Azizya compound.

01:05 BJT from BBC-There are reports that Col Gaddafi is at a hospital in or near Tajoura, east of Tripoli. This is not the first time that rumours have placed the Libyan leader outside his Bab al-Aziziya compound. The reports have been carried on Elaph, an online paper based in London, and on Al-Arabiya TV.

01:04 BJT from BBC-The Africa Union held an emergency meeting today on the Libyan situation. Spokesman Noureddine Mezni said they had "exchanged a lot of information" but decided not to issue a statement "because we will have a meeting in two days time".

00:13 BJT from BBC-The pro-Gaddafi Al-Urubah channel is quoting eyewitnesses in Tripoli as saying "more than 90% of the city remains under Gaddafi's control".

00:11 BJT from BBC-Matthew Price BBC News, Tripoli From Col Gaddafi's compound, smoke can be seen rising as the two sides fight for control. And here around the hotel where foreign journalists have stayed ever since this uprising began, Gaddafi supporters control the streets. The premature celebrations of last night seem not to have been repeated during the day. Instead, many stay indoors wondering how long the fight for Tripoli will last.

23:43 BJT from BBC-Al-Urubah has also carried a report denying that Saif Gaddafi, the most prominent Gaddafi son, has been arrested, saying he was "defending his country". It's impossible for now to verify reports on the whereabouts of Col Gaddafi or his children.

23:24 BJT from BBC-Ban Ki-moon: "I call on Col Gaddafi's forces to cease violence immediately and make way for peaceful transition."

23:23 BJT from BBC-UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is speaking in New York. He says it is "crucial now for the conflict to end with no further loss of life and retribution".

23:02 BJT from BBC-Al-Arabiya reports that Libyan rebels have captured a third Gaddafi son - Saadi.

16:00:21 BJT from BBC-South Africa's foreign minister says the country has not sent planes to Libya for Col Gaddafi's exit. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane also says South Africa will not recognise the rebel government at this moment if Muammar Gaddafi falls.

15:32:10 BJT from BBC-Matthew Price BBC News, Tripoli says "very big battle" going on for Col Gaddafi's Bab al-Azizia compound.

15:20:25 BJT from BBC-Shashank Joshi is an associated fellow of the Royal United Services Institute, which is a British think-tank concerned with defence and security issues. He said there are some diplomatic murmurings that the rebels are unprepared for power, but he isn't so sure: "I'm hesitant to go along with the consensus view that they are in fact a feckless rabble with no sense of governing foresight. In some ways, they are one of the more far-sighted rebel movements we've seen."

15:18:44 BJT from BBC-"The mission of Nato has to be terminated soon," Ibrahim Dabbashi, NTC deputy ambassador to the UN, tells the Today programme. "We don't expect the need to arise for assistance... after the fall of Gaddafi. We think it will be a very smooth change of power. We expect some problems, but it will not be at the level of a tribal war."

15:14:05 BJT from BBC-Nick Mayo, foreign correspondent of the London-based Sunday Telegraph, tells the BBC rebels he had been travelling with had been expecting a major battle for Tripoli. "If it is all coming to an end in, what sounds like, quite a peaceful way, I think that will take them by surprise," he said.

15:12:50 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Spokesman: NATO opening way for rebels who are too weak to do so themselves

15:02:57 BJT from BBC-UK Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander urges caution until Col Gaddafi himself is under arrest: "I think we can be clear that the Gaddafi era is drawing to a close. But while Gaddafi is no longer in control of the country or indeed the capital, the situation is very fluid and his capacity to do harm to the people of Libya while he remains free is significant."

15:02:53 BJT from BBC-Fawas Gerges, professor of Middle Eastern Politics at the London School of Economics, tells the BBC a prolonged and deadly battle for Tripoli appears has been averted as Col Gaddafi's forces largely melted away overnight. He adds Col Gaddafi could still be in Tripoli or he could be in his hometown of Sirte.

14:57:45 BJT from BBC-"The international community will rightly be reluctant to have a very significant footprint in Libya," former US State Department spokesman PJ Crowley tells the BBC Radio 4's Today programme. "That said, Libya's going to need an awful lot of help."

14:51:27 BJT from BBC-World oil prices have fallen amid speculation that the end of the Libya conflict is near and oil exports could resume. Libya - the world's 17th largest oil producer - produced about 1.6 million barrels per day before the conflict began.

14:41:58 BJT from BBC-Libyan opposition supporters in the Egyptian city of Alexandria have taken to the streets in celebration, Reuters news agency reports. Chanting, cheering crowds waving Libyan independence have gathered outside the Libyan consulate there.

14:40:57 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Sources: South Africa in talks with Gaddafi camp to find a country of refuge

14:37:16 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Sources: South Africa & Libya govt in talks about where Gaddafi can go

14:37:07 BJT from BBC-Jonathan Head BBC News in Misrata says the opposition forces are made up of lots of different units with loyalty to their individual commanders, who often have their own agendas, their own sense of what's important to Libya. Managing them, these armed groups who have been crucial to overthrowing Col Gaddafi, is going to be one of the most difficult challenges in the immediate post-Gaddafi era.

14:33:05 BJT from BBC-Col Gaddafi could still be in his Bab al-Aziziya compound in central Tripoli, a diplomatic source tells the AFP news agency.

14:30:38 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Venezuelan President says NATO's aim is to seize control of Libya's oil wealth

14:30:31 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez condemns NATO's bombings in Libya

14:27 BJT from BBC-Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called for Col Gaddafi to step down and face an international court for human rights crimes: "We continue to call on Colonel Gaddafi to get out of the way and of course we believe he should face the international charges that are against him. We will as a nation continue to support the people of Libya on what we want to see as a journey to peace and democracy."

14:24 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Australian PM Julia Gillard says Gaddafi should face intl charges against him

14:24 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Australian PM Julia Gillard calls on Muammar Gaddafi "to get out of the way"

14:23 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-The whereabouts of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi unknowns amid fighting

14:22 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Heave shelling around Gaddafi's Bab Al Azizya's compound in Tripoli

14:21 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Rebels see the gains in Tripoli as the near end of Gaddafi's four-decade rule

14:16 BJT from BBC-Matthew Price BBC News, Tripoli in the Rixos Hotel in Libya says he can hear explosions and see plumes of smoke rising above the city. It is clear that the rebels are not yet in complete control, he says.

14:11 BJT from BBC-Guma el-Gamaty is the UK spokesman for the NTC. He says the rebel leadership is appealing to supporters not to resort to revenge violence: "Hopefully soon, in a few hours or a day or two, the city will be under total control of the freedom fighters, and then the NTC will move over to Tripoli and assume leadership of the country from there. Judging by what happened so far in Libya, there was no sign of the feared reprisal and breaking law and order and revenge and so on. So hopefully Tripoli will emulate the rest of the country and the way the rest of the country went - we have appealed and we are appealing to the people of Tripoli to keep calm."

14:06 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Head of opposition military council in Tripoli says they want to secure capital

14:00 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Rebels say tank seen leaving Gaddafi compound and shelling area in Tripoli

13:59 BJT from BBC-A tank has been seen leaving Col Gaddafi's compound and shelling an area of Tripoli, rebel sources tell al-Jazeera TV.

13:57 BJT from BBC-Omar, a resident of Tripoli, says he has seen no signs of resistance from pro-Gaddafi forces: "Before, you used to see a lot of them, but tonight we didn't see any vehicle, we didn't see any resistance whatsoever. People are celebrating and carrying the flag and shouting all over the place... Right now we feel that we are very happy and we can breathe freely," he told the BBC.

Latest from Reuters-Gaddafi forces still fighting in Tripoli, control 15-20 percent of city, rebel spokesman tells Al Jazeera

13:31 BJT al-Jazeera TV-There are still come areas in Tripoli pro-Gaddafi forces are in control of

12:31 BJT from BBC-Tripoli says that rebels are now carring out combing operations throughout the city. Our correspondent adds that the whereabouts of Col Gaddafi remain unknown, but many Libyan believe he is still in the country.

12:19 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Celebrations in Misrata as rebels reach the heart of the Libyan capital Tripoli

12:13 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Mass celebrations in Benghazi as opposition makes gains in Tripoli

11:55 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-More than 30 nations recognise NTC as Libya's legitimate representative

11:21 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-NTC's goals to overthrow the Gaddafi government & hold democratic elections

11:21 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-The national transitional council was established in Feb. by opposition forces

11:14 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-NATO coalition has launched thousands of air strikes during the Libyan battle

11:13 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Two of Muammar Gaddafi's sons have been captured by opposition forces

11:13 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Thousands of Tripoli residents come out onto the streests in celebration

11:11 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-The protests in Libya escalated into an uprising that spread across the country

11:11 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Conflict in Libya began in February with protests against leader Muammar Gaddafi

11:08 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-ICC issued arrest warrants for Libyan leader, his son and intelligence chief

10:49 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-NATO says it will continur to monitor military units & key facilities in Libya

10:49 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-NATO says the rule of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is "crumbling"

10:49 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-NATO coalition has launched thousands of air strikes since Libyan Battle started

10:49 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-In March UN Security Council backed a no-fly zone to protect Libyan civilians

10:49 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Obama: US recognises the NTC as the legitimate governing authority in Libya

10:36 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Muammar Gaddafi accuses opposition forces of wanting to destroy Libya

10:36 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Gaddafi vows to stay on until the end in his latest audio message to state TV

10:36 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Gaddafi says those supporting rebels will remain slaves of the imperialists

10:30 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Reporters: Libyan PM Baghdadi Ali Al Mahmudi is now in Jerba in Tunisia

10:27 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Obama: Gaddafi needs to acknowledge realty he no longer controls Libya

10:23 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Obama: Gaddafi must recognise that his rule in Libya has come to an end

10:23 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-US President Obama says Tripoli is slipping from the grasp of the tyrant

10:23 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-US President Obama: Momentum against Gaddafi has reached a tipping point

10:20 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-US urges national transitional council to start planning for post-Gaddafi Libya

09:39 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-The military air base of Mitiga is now under control of Opposition fighters

09:29 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Mohammed Gaddafi: Killing between Muslims is something that deeply saddens

09:21 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Celebratory gunfire across Libyan cities as more Tripoli districts fall

09:20 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Thousands of rebel fighters are taking part in the offensive to take Tripoli

09:20 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Opposition says it has been planning an attack on Tripoli for weeks now

09:17 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Muammar Gaddafi's eldest son Mohammed says he is being held under house arrest

09:14 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-NATO coalition has launched thousands of air strikes since Libyan battle started

09:13 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-NATO says the rule of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is"crumbling"

09:12 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-NATO coalition has launched thousands of air strikes since Libyan battle started

09:12 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-In March UN Secretary Council backed a no-fly zone to protect Libyan civilians

09:12 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-The protests in Libya escalated into an uprising that spread across the country

09:12 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Conflict in Libya began in February with protests against leader Muammar Gaddafi

09:10 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-NATO says it will continue to monitor military units & key facilities in Libya

09:11 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Gaddafi presidential guard in Tripoli surrendered to rebels earlier

09:10 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-NTC: In control of Tripoli airport and the highway to the Tunisian border

09:10 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Muammar Gaddafi's eldest son Mohammed surrendered to rebels after a firefight

09:09 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-ICC issued arrest warrants for Libyan leader, his son and intelligence chief

09:09 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Anger in Benghazi over news the ICC is requesting Saif Al Islam be handed over

09:08 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Saif Al Islam Gaddafi has been captured by Libyan Opposition fighters in Tripoli

09:08 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Libyan Opposition forces are taking over more districts in the capital

09:06 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Thousands of Tripoli residents come out onto the streets in celebration

09:06 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Opposition spokesman says "the end is very near" amid final push for Tripoli

09:05 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Opposition says it has been planning an attack on Tripoli for weeks now

09:05 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-NATO says the rule of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is "crumbling"

09:05 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-UK urges Gaddafi to "Go Now" in order to prevent further suffering for Libyans

09:05 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-UK Prime Minister David Cameron says the "end is near for Gaddafi"

09:04 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-NTC in control of Tripoli airport and the highway to the Tunisian border

09:04 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Libyan rebels say will rename Tripoli's Green Square as Martyrs' Square

09:04 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Libyan opposition fighters take over Central Green Square in Capital Tripoli

09:04 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Anger in Benghazi over news the ICC is requesting Saif Al Islam be handed over

09:04 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-ICC has comfirmed Saif Al Islam Gaddafi detained in Tripoli by rebel fighters

09:01 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Gun battles and clashes across pockets of the Libyan

09:01 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Opposition makes final push in Tripoli

08:59 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Opposition spokesman says "the end is very near" amid final push for Tripoli

08:57 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Celebrations held across Libyan cities as more districts of the capital fall

08:56 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-Gaddafi vows to stay on until the end in his latest audio message on state TV

08:56 BJT from al-Jazeera TV-ICC requesting Saif Al Islam Gaddafi be handed over for war crimes prosecution

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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