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SHOWDOWN Gaddafi Vows to Stay Pier Paolo Cito / AP Photo

Gaddafi Vows to Stay

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.

August 21, 2011 2:43 PM