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Rebels Control Most of Tripoli

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WSJ – Libyan rebels seized control over most of Tripoli on Monday amid scenes of jubilation, a day after surging into the city’s center and meeting little resistance from Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s defenses, though heavy clashes were reported at Col. Gadhafi’s compound and the leader’s whereabouts remained unknown.

Tanks emerged from the compound and opened fire at rebels trying to storm it early Monday, rebel spokesman Mohammed Abdel-Rahman told the Associated Press. Mr. Abdel-Rahman, who was in Tripoli, cautioned that pockets of resistance remained and that as long as Col. Gadhafi remains on the run the “danger is still there.”

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