1. SIEGE

    Libyan Minister: Gaddafi Surrounded

    Rebel fighters advance towards the frontline fighting in the Abu Salim district in Tripoli, Libya, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.  (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

    Sergey Ponomarev / AP Photo

    Libyan rebel forces have reportedly surrounded an area of Tripoli where they believe former dictator Muammar Gaddafi and his entourage were hiding. A minister in Libya’s transitional government told Reuters that the area is now under siege, and that rebels are monitoring the Gaddafi entourage’s movement before attempting to capture them. But the minister declined to specify which area of Tripoli Gaddafi was hiding in. Rebel officials have said they believe he was taking refuge in the Abu Salim area in the south of the capital.

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