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Battle for Tripoli: End of Moammar Gadhafi? - BBC BREAKFAST - August 23, 2011

One of Col Muammar Gaddafi's sons, Saif al-Islam, has appeared in Tripoli and claimed the government had "broken the backbone" of the rebel offensive there. He turned up in a government vehicle at a hotel held by loyalists, a day after the rebels said they had detained him. A BBC correspondent said Saif al-Islam seemed confident and full of adrenalin. Our correspondent says fighting in Tripoli has restarted, with the sounds of gunfire and grenades. Both sides say they control most of the capital. On Monday the rebels met strong resistance from pro-Gaddafi forces as they continued their push. Rebel leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil claimed fighters were in control of 95% of the city. But the BBC's Matthew Price, in Tripoli, says it is still unclear who is winning the battle for the capital. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi turned up in the early hours of Tuesday at the Rixos Hotel, where many international journalists are based. www.bbc.co.uk www.bbc.co.uk BBC © 2011
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