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Gaddafi says withdraws from Tripoli compound
August 23, 2011 / 11:45 PM / 6 years ago

Gaddafi says withdraws from Tripoli compound

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Wednesday that his withdrawal from his Bab al-Aziziya headquarters was a “tactical move” after the compound was leveled by 64 NATO air strikes.

<p>Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi looks on during a news conference at the Quirinale palace in Rome in this June 10, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Max Rossi/Files</p>

Speaking in an address on a local Tripoli radio station, which was reported by Al-Orouba TV, broadcasting in conjunction with Al-Rai TV, Gaddafi also vowed “martyrdom” or victory in his fight against NATO.

Reporting by Ali Abdelatti, Writing by Sami Aboudi

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