1. SHOWDOWN

    Gaddafi Vows to Stay

    Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi  sits in a car in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, April 10, 2011. Envoys from the African Union, including South African president Jacob Zuma ,  are to hold talks with Gadhafi and rebels during a two-day visit beginning Sunday, as the African Union made a new call for a ceasefire between Colonel Gadhafi's forces and Libyan rebels. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

    Pier Paolo Cito / AP Photo

    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said Sunday he will stay in Tripoli "until the end" and called on his supporters to help liberate the capital from a rebel attack. The dictator said in an audio message played over state television that he would provide weapons to supporters. This as rebel forces have pushed to the western outskirts of Tripoli, meeting very little resistance along the way. Associated Press reporters who are with the fighters report that they reached the suburb of Janzour Sunday evening. They were met by streets of flag-waving civilians after driving out elite forces led by Gaddafi's son only hours earlier. Clashes also continued inside the capital as rebels rose up against loyalists.

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