Spots to watch in the battle for Tripoli
Libya’s rebels staged a swift takeover of much of Tripoli over the weekend and into today, and they now control 80 to 95 percent of the capital. Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi are nonetheless fighting fiercely to hold on to pockets of the city still in their hands. Below are some of the most embattled areas.
Bab al-Aziziya compound
Qaddafi, his family, and his closest advisers barricaded themselves inside the well-protected Bab al-Aziziya compound, a group of military barracks that has become the regime’s home base for much of the uprising.
Located on the city’s outskirts, the compound seems to be one of the few places in Tripoli still under Libyan government control. On Monday, rebel forces attempting to infiltrate the compound were turned back by tanks and heavy fire.