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Gaddafi's eldest son surrenders, rebels move into central Tripoli

08-22-2011 11:11 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

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Muammar Gaddafi's eldest son Mohammed Al-Gaddafi has surrendered to the rebels. In a TV interview with Al Jazeera, Mohammed said he surrendered because he wants peace.

Tripoli's Green Square erupted in celebration as rebel troops pushed into the center of the Libyan capital overnight. Al Jazeera cited rebels as saying that all of Tripoli is under their control except for Gaddafi's stronghold of Bab Al-Aziziyah.

Foreign media have also quoted the rebels as saying they met little resistance as they moved from the western outskirts into the capital. The rebels have also taken over a military base belonging to the Khamis Brigade, driving out elite forces led by Moammar Gaddafi's son, Khamis. The base is 25 kilometers west of Tripoli. Meanwhile the head of the rebel National Transitional Council, Mustapha Abd El Jalil, has also announced the capture of another of Gaddafi's son, Saif Al-Islam.

The rebels have promised to treat the captive well so that he can face trial. Gaddafi's presidential guards are also said to have surrendered and the rebels are now in control of the Libyan State Radio building.


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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