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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Has Gadhafi Lost His Grip On Libya?

Rebel fighters gesture and shoot in the air as they celebrate overrunning Moammar Gadhafi's compound Bab al-Aziziya in Tripoli, Libya, early Wednesday. (AP)

Rebel fighters gesture and shoot in the air as they celebrate overrunning Moammar Gadhafi's compound Bab al-Aziziya in Tripoli, Libya, early Wednesday. (AP)

Moammar Gadhafi’s foreign minister told British broadcaster Channel 4 that the Libyan leader is out of options and that his rule “was over.” Meanwhile, rebels groups appear to be increasingly in charge in the capital.

But fighters loyal to Gadhafi aren’t giving up without a fight. Today pro-regime snipers cut off the road to Tripoli’s airport, fired at motorists near the capital’s port and launched repeated attacks. And, overnight, Gadhafi released an audio message on Tripoli radio pledging victory — or martyrdom.

Guests:

  • James Bays, reporter for Al Jazeera in Tripoli
  • Max Fisher, international editor for the Atlantic

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