The opposition takes the Gadhafi compound

The news being reported is that the compound has been breached, but the Gadhafi family is nowhere in sight.

The BBC makes the following report:

Libyan rebels have taken control of Col Muammar Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli, one of the final areas that remained under his control.


TV footage showed fighters breaking off the head of a statue of the Libyan leader and kicking it along the ground. They also seized items from his home.


It is not known if Col Gaddafi or any of his family are inside the compound.


Rebel leaders say they are in control of almost all of the capital, though there are still pockets of resistance.


Heavily armed fighters had streamed into the capital on Tuesday morning in dozens of pick-up trucks to take part in the attack on Bab al-Aziziya.

After five hours of intense fighting, they breached one of the main gates and then quickly overran the compound.



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