Libya: Fight for Tripoli by Jeroen Oerlemans

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Rebel fighters rest in a room decked out in the style of an ancient regime French grandeura house owned by Muhammad Matuq, Secretary for Public Works under Colonel Gaddafi, and one of the suspects in the killing of British policewoman Yvonne Fletcher outside the Libyan embassy in London in 1984. A rebel convoy raided the house, in the Tripoli suburb of Qasr ben Ghashir, where some of Gaddafi's soldiers had made a base, but on arrival they found the building already abandoned. In February 2011 an armed revolution broke out in Libya and after six months of fighting it appears that Gaddafi's 42 year regime has come to an end while the former dictator is currently on the run.