Libyan rebels enter Tripoli
Libyan rebels have entered the capital Tripoli and expect it to fall to them in a matter of hours.
They had launched a fierce battle for Tripoli, capturing a barracks and overrunning the suburb of Tajura.
But the country's leader Colonel Gaddafi is vowing not to surrender.
Earlier a group of rebels arrived by sea in the capital before joining other rebels to launch the assault, codenamed "Mermaid".
Other rebels arrived in the capital in a 100-vehicle convoy and were greeted with cheers by residents, some firing celebratory gunfire welcoming their arrival.
Rebel leaders say they expected Tripoli to fall within hours.