Libyan Rebels Enter Gaddafi Compound

    Smoke rises over buildings in Muammar Gadhafi's main compound in the Bab al-Aziziya district of Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Fresh fighting erupted in Tripoli on Tuesday hours after Moammar Gadhafi's son turned up free to thwart Libyan rebel claims he had been captured, a move that seems to have energized forces still loyal to the embattled regime. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

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    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.

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