Rebels gather at Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli on August 24, 2011, as fighting rages in the area a day after it was captured by opposition forces with loyalist troops staging a fightback and the strongman boasting he went walkabout.
Libyan rebels conduct a search in a luxury hotel in Tripoli while looking for Saadi Kadhafi, a son of the Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, after rebels thought he was hiding in the hotel on August 24, 2011.


Rebel fighters take up positions during gunfight with sniper loyal to Muammar Gaddafi near the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli August 25, 2011. Fierce fighting erupted in central Tripoli on Thursday, with heavy exchanges of machinegun fire between rebel forces and soldiers loyal to deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, a ******* correspondent reported.


A rebel fighter fires his machine gun towards a sniper from a hotel where foreign journalists are staying at in Tripoli August 25, 2011.


A Libyan rebel fighter reacts as he searches for snipers with his comrades while fighting for the final push to flush out Muammar Gaddafi’s forces in Abu Slim area in Tripoli August 25, 2011.


Rebel fighters scout for snipers in the final push to flush out Muammar Gaddafi’s forces in Abu Slim in Tripoli August 25, 2011. Fierce fighting erupted in central Tripoli on Thursday, with heavy exchanges of machinegun fire between rebel forces and soldiers loyal to deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, a ******* correspondent reported.