“I am still in Tripoli and not in Venezuela,” Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi announced in a brief address on state TV. “Do not believe these channels—they are dogs.” At least 61 people died in violence in Tripoli Monday, according to Al Jazeera. Libya’s ambassador to India resigned Monday and confirmed that Gaddafi’s government has used fighter jets against civilian protesters. Gaddafi is also believed to have hired foreign mercenaries for protection. Gaddafi is believed to have lost control of the eastern part of Libya, where the military has sided with the protesters.