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Actually, around one year later according to rumours, only one week before the commemoration of the 42th anniversary of his rise to power, Gaddafi is surrounded in his compound or has taken refuge in the neighbour Tunisia.
The protests, started in February in the wake of the demonstrations in Egypt and Tunisia. These were, at the beginning, brutally stopped by the Colonel with the use of mercenary forces from Mali and Chad but after a period of uncertainty, the newborn National Transitional Council, representing the opponents, with the military support of the Western forces was able to face and defeat the forces loyal to Gaddafi. After months of fights, the rebels arrived yersterday night to Tripoli. Heavy fighting are reported around Libyan leader Col. Gaddafi's compound as rebels say government forces still control up to a fifth of Tripoli. Despite this, the end of the regime seems very close.
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and the National Transitional Council