Map: Fighting in Tripoli

Rebel forces entered Tripoli on Sunday 21 August, triggering scenes of celebration among their supporters. Heavy fighting took place across the city, culminating in the capture of Colonel Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound on Tuesday. Rebels now control of much of the city, although pockets of resistance by pro-Gaddafi forces remain.

Video: Rebels enter Green Square Video: Rebels destroy Gaddafi compound Video: Saif Gaddafi reappears Map: Tripoli

Rebels enter Green Square

Night vision image: A man facing the camera cheers. In the background, people are standing at the side of a road.
Jubilant rebel fighters pushed their way into the heart of Tripoli on Sunday.

Rebels destroy Gaddafi compound

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's compound is now under the control of the rebels after fierce resistance from pro-Gaddafi forces in the Libyan capital on Wednesday.
Colonel Gaddafi's compound is now under the control of the rebels after fierce resistance from pro-Gaddafi forces.

Saif al-Islam re-appears

Photo: BBC reporter Rupert Wingfield-Hayes standing in a moving vehicle
One of Colonel Gaddafi's sons, earlier reported as having been arrested, has turned up at a hotel where numerous foreign journalists are based.

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