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Tripoli residents must "cleanse" capital: Gaddafi
August 24, 2011 / 4:56 AM / 6 years ago

Tripoli residents must "cleanse" capital: Gaddafi

CAIRO (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi said in audio remarks broadcast on al-Rai TV that Tripoli residents must “cleanse” the Libyan capital from rebels.

<p>A Libyan rebel fighter keeps watch after rebels seized control of the Gaddafi army women's officer training center in Tripoli's Qarqarsh district August 22, 2011. REUTERS/Bob Strong</p>

“All Libyans must be present in Tripoli, young men, tribal men and women must sweep through Tripoli and comb it for traitors,” the Libyan leader said. “I have been out a bit in Tripoli discreetly, without being seen by people, and ... I did not feel that Tripoli was in danger,” he added.

Reporting by Sami Aboudi

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