Libyan rebels control majority of capitol city

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As reported by several news outlets, Libyan rebels in control of the majority of Tripoli have arrested three of Gaddafi’s sons and have  surrounded his government headquarters. Though fighting continues with loyalists still controlling pockets of the city, Gaddafi’s reign appears to be drawing to a close.

According to the Washington Post, leaders in Britain, Germany , France and Italy called for Gaddafi to step down. In a taped statement about the situation President Obama said, “The Gaddafi regime is coming to an end and the future of Libya is in the hands of its people.”

However, he also called the situation “Very fluid,” and the Washington Post reported that that a “tough urban battle” could be ahead. 

Read more details:

World Leaders call on Gaddafi to surrender - The Washington Post 
Live blog updates - CNN 
More clashes after rebels sweep Tripoli - New York Times