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SIEGE Libyan Minister: Gaddafi Surrounded Sergey Ponomarev / AP Photo

Libyan Minister: Gaddafi Surrounded

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.

August 26, 2011 1:05 PM