Libyan rebels say Muammar Gaddafi surrounded

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Posted: Aug 25, 2011 9:15 AM
Libyan rebels say Muammar Gaddafi surrounded

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A group of rebels besieging a cluster of apartment buildings near the compound of Muammar Gaddafi said they believed the man who led Libya for four decades was hiding in the buildings with some of his sons.

Rebels were exchanging fire with Gaddafi loyalists inside the buildings. They did not say why they believed Gaddafi and his sons were inside.

"They are together. They are in a small hole," said one of the fighters involved in the battle, Muhammad Gomaa. "Today we finish. Today we will end that."

(Reporting by Peter Graff; Writing by Christian Lowe and Giles Elgood; Editing by Andrew Roche)