This from McClatchy News Service:
With NATO bombings paving the way, rebel forces swiftly closed in on Tripoli and by late Sunday were in control of large swaths of the capital. Live television footage showed crowds of opposition fighters in Tripoli unfurling the rebel tricolor flag and smashing Gadhafi portraits. Young men stomped on a large tapestry of the leader as they flashed victory signs.
Gadhafi made a brief audio statement on Libyan TV, sounding desperate as he called on individual tribes and cities to rise up and defend Tripoli. He pleaded with Libyans to “take weapons” and prevent the destruction of “beautiful Tripoli.”
- Libyan rebels move close to center of Tripoli (thenewstribune.com)
- Libyan Rebels Enter Tripoli; Gaddafi’s Son Captured [Libya] (gawker.com)
- Libyan rebels move close to center of Tripoli (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Gadhafi’s days numbered says White House as Libyan rebels free prisoners in Tripoli (vanguardngr.com)
This from Reuters:
Reuters describes the bodies of eighteen Libyan civilians officials say were killed overnight by Western air strikes in Tripoli. Some of the bodies were charred beyond recognition, the agency reports after journalists examined what were the first victims seen by foreign reporters:
“They are civilians. They are not guilty of anything,” said morgue worker Abdel Salaam.
- Western air strikes fail to dislodge Gadhafi armour (theprovince.com)
- Libyan officials show charred bodies to reporters (reuters.com)
- Western air strikes fail to dislodge Gadhafi armour (calgaryherald.com)
- WRAPUP 4-Western air strikes fail to dislodge Gaddafi armour (reuters.com)
- VIDEO: Libyans in Tripoli ‘back Gaddafi’ (bbc.co.uk)
- Libya crisis: live updates (guardian.co.uk)