August 24, 2011 / 12:09 PM / 6 years ago

Rebels think Gaddafi in Tripoli, report clash

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<p>Libyan rebels fight at Bab Al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli, August 23, 2011.Louafi Larbi</p>

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi is still somewhere in Tripoli and clashes were under way on Wednesday in a southern area of the city where he may be hiding, a rebel official told Reuters.

"We think Gaddafi is still hiding somewhere in Tripoli. He is likely to be in the al-Hadhba al-Khadra area," the official in Tripoli, who gave his name as Abdulrahman, told Reuters by telephone. "There is fighting in the al-Hadhba al-Khadra area."

Reporting by Reuters Algiers bureau; Writing by Christian Lowe in Tunis; Editing by Alastair Macdonald

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