Latest News From Libya, Rebels Enter Tripoli

The sound of gunfire and explosions rocked Tripoli through the night after the opposition launched an attack Moammar Khadafy efflux rose to overthrow the Libya leader who has been in power more than 40 years.

"At the last moment (for Khadafy) has arrived. The rebels have risen," said Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, Vice Chairman of the National Transition Council (NTC), the name for the rebels based in Benghazi, eastern Libya, on Sunday (21 / 8 / 2011).

Tripoli has been relatively untouched by the civil war in Libya that has lasted more than five months. However, since government troops captured the nearby shrine city of Tripoli, a week ago, the battle takes place closer to the Libya capital. With the capture of the shrine, located on the main route into the capital, Tripoli practically cut off from the outside world.

Residents of Tripoli said, scholars in several districts of the city it calls on citizens to rise up against Khadafy. The appeal was submitted after the time of breaking fast on Saturday evening, through mosque loudspeakers. "We could hear shooting in several places. Some people go out, most young people. Rebellion (in Tripoli) has begun," said one resident told Reuters.

The fighting continues near Mitigation Air Base, District Tajourah, until after midnight. The bodies of the rebels who were killed in the fighting found in the District Qadah and some other parts of the city.

While in the district of al-Dahmania Zawiyat at least found the bodies of three soldiers loyal to Khadafy. Higher moral rebels after more officials loyal to Khadafy eventually defected to the rebels.

The day before the attack on Tripoli, the right hand Khadafy, Abdel Salam Jalloud, defected and is now rumored to be in Rome, Italy. When he was interviewed television station Al Jazeera via the internet connection, Jalloud call to the people of Tripoli to rise up against tyranny. "Tonight, you gain the victory over fear!" Jalloud said.

Khadafy himself said the rebel attack was nothing more than attack "rats" that have been eradicated. "The mice that had been attacked by the mob, tonight, and they have been exterminated," said Khadafy through an audio recording broadcast on Libya national television station.

Khadafy indicates the attack was aided by NATO air strikes. "I knew there was bombing from the air, but the sound of fireworks is still louder than the sound of bombs dropped from airplanes," said Khadafy.

Previously, Khadafy son, Saif al-Islam, also appeared on television and confirmed, the revolution in Libya will not succeed. "All of you will not see us, the people of Libya, a white flag and surrendered. It's impossible. This is our country and we will not leave here," said Saif.

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