Rebels hunt for Gaddafi, said to hold 95% of Tripoli

Obama: ‘Regime coming to an end’; Sarkozy, Ban urge loyalists to lay down arms and surrender.

Gaddafi on state TV 311 (photo credit: REUTERS/Libyan TV)
Gaddafi on state TV 311
(photo credit: REUTERS/Libyan TV)
Libyan rebels tightened their grip Monday night on the capital Tripoli, hunting down besieged strongman Muammar Gaddafi and prompting cautious support from world leaders including US President Barack Obama.
“The Gaddafi regime is coming to an end and the future of Libya is in the hands of its people,” Obama told reporters Monday while on vacation in Massachusetts. He said the US would be a friend to post-Gaddafi Libya, while urging rebels not to wage acts of vengeance.
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