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Need to Know News: Rebels launch siege on Gadhafi compound as residents flee Tripoli
August 23rd, 2011
10:34 AM ET

Need to Know News: Rebels launch siege on Gadhafi compound as residents flee Tripoli

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For August 23, 2011 – Residents flee as intense battle flares near Gadhafi compound, U.S. has nearly doubled air attacks on Libya in past 12 days...

• Residents flee as intense battle flares near Gadhafi compound: "As Libyan rebels fought to consolidate their hold on Tripoli on Monday and early Tuesday, reports emerged that two sons of Libya's longtime leader were free despite earlier reports that rebels had captured them."

Rebels launch siege on Gadhafi compound: "Libyan rebels surrounded Moammar Gadhafi's compound in Tripoli Tuesday, entering one of the gates and "attacking furiously," a rebel official told CNN."

• U.S. has nearly doubled air attacks on Libya in past 12 days: "As the rebels in Libya push closer to ending the regime of embattled Col. Moammar Gadhafi, U.S. warplanes have been increasing their attacks on government positions as part of the NATO campaign."

• Hearing set after DA seeks to drop case against Strauss-Kahn: "A status hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case, a day after a New York district attorney said charges should be dropped against the former International Monetary Fund chief."

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  1. DONNA


    August 23, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Jerek Nerdor

    I believe we all know this is not about freedom of Libya, but flow of oil. Ask your self a question why Nato (USA) is not so keen to "liberate" Syrians? I guess we all know. Gaddafi is mad dog – US led NATO is just greedy bunch of modern day crusadors for cheaper oil. It is all about money.

    I rest my case

    August 23, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. sjdsh

    In 1942 Hitler demanded the mass production of unmanned aircraft (V1, V2) to bomb England.
    Hitler is back. His name is Obombo yomama HATO/USA$S=Moral Bankruptcy

    August 23, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Carlos Paulino

    Can you investigate wether Al Jazeera was involved in a conspiracy to abduct CNN and Western reporters in a Tripoli hotel in order to have exclusivity in reporting the capture of the Qaddafi compound live? How was Al Jazeera capable of having live reporting inside the Qaddafi compound as soon as the rebels moved in and the rest of the world denied such momentous news?

    August 23, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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