Okay, so BIG developments with Libya and mainly Tripoli. The buzz on Twitter is that all of Tripoli is free at the moment. A few rumors are floating around Twitter as well.
Supposedly, Saif Al-Gaddafi (Muammar Al-Gaddafi’s Son) has been captured and there is currently fighting around the Rixos hotel which houses Mussa Ibrahim (Libya Spokesperson) and Yousif Shakir (propaganda specialist). Reports are saying that Gaddafi’s security force has surrendered.
Now these are all just reports and rumors from Twitter by people who are Tweeting from Tripoli or within Libya. I will update to further confirm these reports.
However, something rather interesting happened as well…..Muammar Al-Gaddafi is nowhere to be seen. He has apparently disappeared. Now, while it may seem that my timetable of at least September may be wrong I still stand by it. Libya will not be safe so long as Muammar is still at large where ever he may be hiding. I didn’t expect Tripoli to fall this fast and I was really expecting a big disastrous fight in Tripoli. The Freedom Fighters of Libya apparently took the city of 1.5 million in just 1 day.
Update: Apparently Muammar Gaddafi’s other son Muhammad has surrendered to Freedom Fighters. Also reports that Saif Al-Gaddafi had little security when he was captured – almost as if he wanted to be captured yeah? more coming.
Update #2: Saif Al-Gaddafi has not been captured, it was a hoax. His other son Muhammad was also never captured.
Update #3: October 20th 2011 – Muammar Gaddafi was captured and killed by NTC forces in Sirt. Mutassim Gaddafi was also captured and subsequently executed also in Sirt.