Libyan rebels have entered Muammar Gaddafi's house after breaking into his Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli on Tuesday, Al Jazeera television reported. One rebel confirmed to Al Arabiya TV that the rebels entered the house of Gaddafi and they are now in control of about 70% of the compound.“Our forces are surrounding Bab al-Azizya. There is a fierce battle going on there. We are now controlling one of the gates, the western entrance,” Colonel Ahmed Omar Bani told AFP.
Reuters added rebels were firing shots into the air from within the compound in celebration.
Libyan rebels also overran the eastern oil hub of Ras Lanuf on the road to Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte, Bani said. "We are now in Ras Lanuf," he told AFP.