In Hiding, Qaddafi Tells Libyans to Free Tripoli

The defiant dictator vows to fight "until victory or martyrdom."

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Qaddafi is still coaching from the sidelines. (Google)

Ben Hubbard of the Associated Press is reporting that a defiant Muammar Qaddafi vowed Wednesday to fight on "until victory or martyrdom" as rebel fighters tried to end scattered attacks by regime loyalists in the nervous capital.

The rebels say they have now taken control of nearly all of Tripoli, but sporadic gunfire could still be heard Wednesday, and Gadhafi loyalists fired shells and assault rifles at fighters who had captured the Libyan leader's personal compound one day earlier.

The streets of the city were still largely deserted Wednesday, scattered with debris, broken glass and other remnants of fighting, while rebel fighters manned checkpoints every few hundred yards.

Rebel leaders, meanwhile, made their first moves to set up a new government in the capital ...

Even as his 42-year-old regime was crumbling around him, Gadhafi vowed not to surrender. In an audio message early Wednesday, he called on residents of the Libyan capital and loyal tribesmen across his North African nation to free Tripoli from the "devils and traitors" who have overrun it.

Qaddafi is still coaching from the sidelines? That takes some nerve. He must not have heard the saying, "Don't go away mad, just go away." We're happy to introduce him to it.

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