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REVOLUTION Libyan Rebels Enter Gaddafi Compound Sergey Ponomarev / AP Photo

Libyan Rebels Enter Gaddafi Compound

Libyan rebels have entered Muammar Gaddafi’s compound. After temporarily pulling back from Tripoli, the rebels pushed back into the capital and surrounded the fortified Bab Al-Aziziya compound. Heavy fighting followed, but Reuters says Gaddafi’s forces have stopped resisting and that the rebels are firing into the air in celebration inside Bab Al-Aziziya. It’s unclear if Gaddafi is in the compound, but the Russian head of the World Chess Federation, a longtime friend of Gaddafi’s, says the Libyan ruler called him to say he was alive and well and still in Tripoli.

August 23, 2011 11:23 AM