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Retuers photographers, taken on a government tour (probably a diplomatic way of saying they’re not allowed to report freely) got a shot of this sign at the entrance of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziyah compound in Tripoli.
The compound was hit by NATO airstrikes early Monday morning, which, in which a government spokesman said three people died.
US fighter jets have ended their combat missions in Libya, with Nato to take full command of operations.
The US Naval Institute has released his handy map showing the location and nationality of the international forces brought to bear against Gaddafi.
Look, it’s not just US!
The candles of the city won’t rest and won’t give up,
The blood of the fighters is our own,
We won’t surrender until the regime falls.
Two young Libyans whose rap music is being broadcast to the front line by rebel Benghazi radio hope they are helping to maintain the morale of fighters outgunned by Gaddafi forces.
“Rap does not physically change things, but it invigorates the soul of people fighting and sends a message to all Libyans,” 16-year-old Imad Abbar, sitting perched on a paint can in the patio of his home in Benghazi, told AFP news agency.
Hamza Sisi agreed, and the lyrics (quoted here) that he wrote for their rap song “Shamat Al-Medina”, or “Candles of the City”, say all.
The oil producing town of Ras Lanuf has seen some of the worst fighting in the last few hours.
Oil workers fear one wrong move from either side could see an oil or gas tank hit, causing a catastrophe.
They spoke to Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley.