Qaddafi releases defiant message as he is hunted in Sabha

Anti-Qaddafi fighters entered his stronghold of Sabha Tuesday.

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Anti-Qaddafi fighters fire 130mm howitzers at pro-Qaddafi forces near east of Sirte, on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

The latest updates on Muammar Qaddafi and developments in Libya's war

A Syrian television station broadcast a new message from Muammar Qaddafi Tuesday in which he said that the Qaddafi government was impossible to topple because it is controlled by the people, The Associated Press reports.

"What is happening in Libya is a charade gaining its legitimacy through airstrikes that will not last forever," he said in the statement broadcast on the Syrian-based Al-Rai TV, which has become his mouthpiece. "It's hard to bring down this regime because it represents millions of Libyans."

Today, anti-Qaddafi fighters entered the southern city of Sabha, one of the last Qaddafi strongholds, with little resistance, CNN reports. They are searching the city for Qaddafi and his former head of military intelligence, Abdullah Al-Senussi, both of whom are wanted by the International Criminal Court and have been periodically suspected of hiding out in Sabha.

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