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Topic - Abdullah Kenshil
Libya's revolutionary forces seized a convention center Sunday that had served as a key base for fighters loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi in the fugitive leader's hometown as they squeezed remaining regime loyalists in the besieged coastal city.
Libya's revolutionary forces seized a convention center Sunday that had served as a key base for fighters loyal to Moammar Gadhafi in the fugitive leader's hometown, as they squeezed remaining regime loyalists in the besieged coastal city.
Tripoli's military commander said Wednesday that Col. Moammar Gadhafi is cornered and the days before he is captured or killed are numbered, but another senior defense official contended that Libya's new rulers have no idea where the fugitive former leader is.
Tribal elders from one of Col. Moammar Gadhafi's last strongholds were trying to persuade regime loyalists holed up there to lay down their arms, the elders said during talks Tuesday with rebel negotiators, hours after a large convoy of heavily armed Gadhafi soldiers crossed the desert into neighboring Niger.
An official with revolutionary forces there, Abdullah Kenshil, said they captured the airport in Bani Walid on Sunday, but heavy shelling from Col. Gadhafi's forces continued elsewhere.
"We are 100 percent sure that he is inside, at least until last night," Mr. Kenshil said.