Gadhafi vows no surrender in Libya

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
War in Libya

The whereabouts of longtime Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi remain unknown. (WRDW-TV / Aug. 22, 2011)

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi says the fight for control of Libya is not over.

Gadhafi remains in hiding, but he issued an audio statement broadcast today by a Syrian-based TV station. In it, he vows that he and his supporters "won't surrender again," adding, "we are not women, we will keep fighting."

Rebels have been hunting for the Libyan leader since they swept into Tripoli twelve days ago. Opposition fighters have been advancing toward three strongholds of Gadhafi's regime, including his hometown of Sirte (sert). They had given loyalist forces in those towns until Saturday to surrender, but today said they would extend the deadline by a week.

There's been speculation that Gadhafi is hiding in one of the three towns. In the audio statement, he warns that tribes loyal to him are well-armed and preparing for a long battle that will "let Libya burn."

Meanwhile, rebel officials say they have captured the man who served as Gadhafi's foreign minister.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)

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