Libyan rebels in final push for capital - ICC prosecutor's spokeswoman says has confirmation Qaddafi


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Gaddafi pledges to stay in Tripoli until the end in new audio address, as opposition fighers close in on the city.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has pledged once again to remain in Tripoli until the end, as opposition fighters battled their way towards the capital to reinforce rebels who rose up in the city overnight.
Fighting continued into Sunday morning in a few central and eastern neighbourhoods, and rebel flags were raised over some buildings, witnesses said. Much of the population took cover inside their homes.
The clashes came a day after forces loyal to Gaddafi used heavy machine guns and mortars to confront lightly armed opposition forces and protesters who took to the streets.
As opposition fighters continued what they called their "final push" for the capital, Gaddafi addressed the nation in an audio message aired on state television on Sunday.
In it, he refused to surrender and pledged to emerge "victorious" from the fighting for Tripoli. He also called on the people of Libya to come from all regions to liberate Tripoli, saying he was in the city with them and that together they would fight to the end.
"We will not, we will not abandon Tripoli to the occupants and their agents. I am with you in this battle," he said.
"We do not surrender and, by God's grace, we will emerge victorious."
'Take over Tajoura'
He called on his supporters to "march on (the district of) Tajoura in tens of thousands to purge the officials of the colonisers," in a reference to the NATO-backed rebels.
"Today we must take over Tajoura. I fear, if you let them, they will destroy Tripoli," he warned.
Meanwhile, outside of Tripoli, rebel fighters closed in. They advanced tens of kilometres from Zawiyah, to the west, seizing the town of al-Mayah and putting themselves within several kilometres of the capital's suburbs. Other rebel formations remained further way, stationed to the south, in Gharyan, and to the east, in Zlitan.
Despite the greatest challenge yet to his power, Gaddafi has remained pugnacious. In a telephoned audio address a day earlier, he exhorted his followers and congratulated them for defeating the "rats".
His most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, also gave a televised speech, saying the regime did not know how to raise the "white flag" of surrender.
Regime uses mortars and anti-aircraft guns
Rebels in the west have taken numerous towns and hundreds of kilometres of ground in the past month.
Meanwhile, gunfire and explosions were reported near the Bab al-Aziziyah - a sprawling regime command and control compound - and in the Souq al-Jomaa and Abu Sita neighbourhoods.
Rebels said some regime troops defending the Mitiga air base in the capital had abandoned their posts, though mass defections were not reported.
Taher, a resident near the Bab al-Aziziyah, told Al Jazeera that men in his neighbourhood, some of whom were armed with AK-47 assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, had begun protesting last night and blocked the roads.
Around 30 to 40 regime security forces responded on Sunday morning with assault rifles and anti-aircraft guns. Some took positions on the rooftops of the nearby Nigerian Embassy and an eye clinic and opened fire, forcing the men to take cover inside the walled compounds of neighbourhood homes.
Youssef, another Tripoli resident who lives in the Abu Sita neighbourhood, said regime gunmen had taken positions on the top of the nearby Libyana mobile company building and were firing indiscriminately, as other forces launched mortar rounds. The streets in the area were deserted, he said, as occasional gunfire and booming explosions could be heard in the background.
The rebel flag, a tricoloured emblem of the country's first post-colonial days, flew over many buildings in the neighbourhood, he said.
"We are waiting for the revolutionaries to come to conquer Tripoli, because we don't have weapons to defend ourselves," he said.
"Gaddafi troops are using heavy artillery and heavy weapons, and we don't know what's going to
happen in the next two to three hours."
Government said rebels 'dealt with'
Protests began at around 9pm local time on Saturday, as residents took to the streets in numerous areas of the capital, many of them emerging from mosques and chanting "God is great".
Expatriate Libyans speaking to family members in the capital said men went out to protest, some with weapons, while children and women were asked to stay home. Meanwhile, NATO aircraft reportedly carried out bombing raids after nightfall.
Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim earlier said rebels had tried to attack Tripoli but had been "dealt with".
Ibrahim said that pro-regime volunteers had repelled attacks in several neighbourhoods. He dismissed mounting speculation that the regime was on the brink, but more gunfire was heard after he spoke on television.
'Operation Mermaid Dawn'
A senior official in the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) said on Sunday that operations in Tripoli were co-ordinated between opponents of Gaddafi in the city and the rebels in the east.
"The zero hour has started. The rebels in Tripoli have risen up," said Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, vice-chairman of the NTC, in the eastern city of Benghazi.
"There is co-ordination with the rebels in Tripoli. This was a pre-set plan. They've been preparing for a while. There's co-ordination with the rebels approaching from the east, west and south," he said.
Colonel Fadlallah Haroun, a military commander in Benghazi, said the battles marked the beginning of Operation Mermaid Dawn. Tripoli's nickname in Libya is "Bride of the Sea," or mermaid.
Haroun told the AP news agency that weapons were assembled and sent by tugboats to Tripoli on Friday night.
"The fighters in Tripoli are rising up in two places at the moment - some are in the Tajoura neighbourhood and the other is near the Matiga airport," he told Al-Jazeera.
Tajoura has been known since the beginning of the uprising in February as one of the Tripoli neighbourhoods most openly opposed to Gaddafi's rule. The Matiga airport is located in the city, while the international airport is located around 30km south.
A rebel representative for Tripoli on the NTC told AP that rebels were surrounding almost every neighbourhood in the capital, and there was especially heavy fighting in Fashloum, Tajoura and Souq al-Jomaa.
In Benghazi, thousands of Libyans celebrated in the main city square, shooting fireworks and guns into the air, and waving rebel flags.


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Breaking News: ICC prosecutor spokeswoman says confirmation Gaddafi detained

Breaking News: ICC prosecutor spokeswoman says confirmation Gaddafi detained

@AlArabiya_Eng Al Arabiya English
ICC prosecutor's spokeswoman says has confirmation #Qaddafi has been detained. #Alarabiya

The ICC has confirmed that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has been detained, and NOT his father, Muammar Gaddafi.

International Criminal Court says it has confirmation Gaddafi's son Saif al_Islam has been detained - Reuters

Libyan rebels have fought their way into Tripoli, where music played in the streets as residents celebrated, but leader Muammar Gaddafi refused to surrender amid reports that his son Seif al-Islam had been captured and other son Mohammad Gaddafi surrenders to Rebels
The chairman of the rebel National Transitional Council told Al-Jazeera television from Benghazi in eastern Libya he had "information that Seif al-Islam has been captured."
"He is being kept in a secure place under close guard until he is handed over to the judiciary," Abdel Jalil said on Sunday, without giving a date or place for the reported capture of Gaddafi's son.

Gaddafi's Presidential Guards surrenders to Rebel Forces.

Some reports are comming that President Gaddafi is not detained yet and with the Help of African Union Force he is trying to escape to any African Country
OppContact says: Many doubts that Gaddafi remains in Tripoli. Unconfirmed reports he escape to Algeria are circulating


National Transitional Council: We want to see Gaddafi put on trial in Libya

Obama says he will make a statement when the situation in Libya is more clear, reports CNN

opposition fighters in control of the TV building. Rebels seize control of Libyan State radio building in Tripoli, Al Jazeera reports.

Mohammed Gaddafi: a group of Opposition fighters surronded my house.Mohammed Gaddafi: and after surrendering they assured me that no harm will be done to me. Quiet around my house.

Mohammed Gaddafi's phone call to Al Jazeera Arabic

News is being update here as they are coming in........
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MPA (400+ posts)
Re: Libyan rebels in final push for capital

These rebels are working for CIA just like in pakistan terrorests and target killers are working for CIA.


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Re: Breaking News: ICC prosecutor spokeswoman says confirmation Gaddafi detained

Are you sure it is not Saif Ghaddafi who is detained not Colonel Gaddaffi ?


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Re: Breaking News: ICC prosecutor spokeswoman says confirmation Gaddafi detained

Are you sure it is not Saif Ghaddafi who is detained not Colonel Gaddaffi ?
The ICC has confirmed that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has been detained, and NOT his father, Muammar Gaddafi.


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Re: Libyan rebels in final push for capital

It is a shame day for UN, USA, Great Britian and France. These nations are the killers of Muslims and human.

Whole world knows why they attacked Lybia. It is simply the western democracy and a mirror of western civilized culture.

Shame Obama, Shame Sarcozy and Shame Cameron. Big Shame to United Nations.

One day your children will hide their faces for your crimes.


Democracy for Libya..... Freedom for Libya.
End times for Dictators,,,,,end times for Kings.

Abb raj kery gi khaliq-e- khuda.

for govt of Pakistan: better change the name of Qaddafi stadium now.


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لیبیا پر باغیوں کا قبضہ، قذافی کا اقتدار ختم

لیبیا میں باغیوں نے پورے ملک پر قبضے اور معمر قذافی کے دو بیٹوں کو حراست میں لینے کا دعویٰ کردیا ہے جبکہ معمر قذافی کی گرفتاری کے متعلق متضاد اطلاعات موصول ہو رہی ہیں۔
اس سے قبل معمر قذافی نے آڈیو پیغام میں عوام کو طرابلس کی حفاظت کرنے کا پیغام جاری کیا تھا اور انکے بیٹے موسیٰ ابراہیم کا کہنا تھا کہ نیٹو باغیوں کے ساتھ مل کر معصوم شہریوں کو ہلاک کررہے ہیں جبکہ ہم مذاکرات کے لئے تیار ہیں۔ دوسری جانب باغیوں کی طرابلس کے مرکز میں معمر قذافی کی فوج کے ساتھ شدید جھڑپیں ہوئی ہیں، باغیوں نے صدارتی محل کے محافظوں کے ہتھیار پھینکنے اور صدارتی محل کے سواپورے لیبیا پرقبضہ کا دعویٰ بھی کیاہے۔ لوگ طرابلس میں باغیوں کی آمد کے بعد گلیوں میں نکل آئے اور خوشیاں منا ئی گئیں۔

غیر ملکی میڈیا کے مطابق معمر قذافی لیبیا سے فرار ہوچکے ہیں اور وہ انگولا یا زمبابوے میں پناہ لیں گے۔ برطانوی وزیراعظم ڈیوڈ کیمرون کا کہنا ہے کہ اب معمر قذافی کو ہر صورت جانا ہی ہوگا، جبکہ امریکا نے مرکز میں مخالفین کی پیش قدمی کو حوصلہ افزا قرار دیا ہے۔