28 Aug '11, 1am

Libyan rebels capture last army base in Tripoli loyal to Muammar Gaddafi

Libyan rebels capture last army base in Tripoli loyal to Muammar Gaddafi

Libyans loot a weapons storage at the Salaheddin army barracks near Tripoli on August 27, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP TRIPOLI (AFP) - Libyan rebels on Saturday captured the last military base held by forces loyal to strongman Muammar Gaddafi in the Tripoli area on Saturday. 'Nato struck and then our special forces attacked,' fighter Nurdin Yussef Misrata, 36, who took part in a dawn assault on the base of the elite 32 Brigade commanded by Khamis Gaddafi, a son of the leader, told AFP. He said the battle in Salaheddin, a suburb five kilometres south of Tripoli, raged for seven hours. Drones overflew the capital overnight beforehand and the echo of explosions reached the heart of the city. 'Eleven rebels died yesterday,' said Ali Zeidi, commander of a rebel unit from Misrata, adding that there were 'higher casualties on the other side.' The complex of mustard-walled buildings had it...

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