Recent reports spoke about the outbreak of violent clashes Monday afternoon between forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and the rebels on the Tunisian border. They took place in Bokamash, about 17 kilometers from the Tunisian border. Gaddafi loyalists attacked the rebels in an attempt to prevent them from reaching the crossing,
Meanwhile, the chief of the rebel military forces in the Libyan capital, Abdul Hakim Belhadj conveyed the rebel forces have the ability to defend Tripoli. He said some parts of the capital were still held by Gaddafi forces.
Regarding Gaddafi himself, sources claim he is hiding near the Algerian border. The TNC has already warned Algeria from giving Gaddafi a political shelter in its territory. Earlier, sources said that if Gaddafi is still in Tripoli, he will not be able to escape, because it is under siege from all directions. Intelligence experts claim that Gaddafi does not have the courage to commit suicide. In the worst case, he will assign one of his close associates to shoot him .
In another development, sources within the Transitional National Council conveyed that the rebels have captured Saadi, another Gaddafi's son. The sources confirmed that another son Mu'tasim is in the Bab Azizia compound in Tripoli. Tanks of the Gaddafi army are deployed at the entrance to the complex. There are some reports about many deaths among the rebels in Tripoli.