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08:28, August 24, 2011


Smoke billows from a neighbourhood in the Libyan capital Tripoli on August 22, 2011. Libyan rebels declared the "Gaddafi era" over after taking control of most of Tripoli, as jubilant fighters streamed into the capital to join battles near the strongman's compound. (Xinhua/AFP)

BENGHAZI, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Libyan rebels have launched heavy attacks at the Bab al-Aziziyah compound of embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli, Arab television Al Arabiya reported Tuesday.

A rebel official told the Dubai-based channel that rebel forces "are trying to enter the fortified stronghold through the Old Gate on the western side."

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