TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Rebels on Tuesday stormed Moammar Gadhafi's fortress-like compound in Tripoli Tuesday after an all-day battle against forces loyal to the longtime leader.
The sprawling complex, heavily damaged by NATO airstrikes, is the most defining symbol of Gadhafi's nearly 42-year rule and its fall, a day after the rebels swept into the Libyan capital with stunning speed, comes as the opposition faced pockets of resistance and fighting rocked the capital.
An Associated Press reporter at the scene said the compound's green gates were blasted open and hundreds of rebels were pouring into the complex, some driving golf carts as the area resounded with celebratory gunfire.
It was not immediately clear whether Gadhafi or members of
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