Advancing rebels tip 'catastrophic end' for Muammar GaddafiLIBYAN rebel chief Mustafa Abdel Jalil has claimed "the end is very near" for Muammar Gaddafii.
He said today it will be “catastrophic,” as insurgents pushing on the capital Tripoli claimed to have seized a third key town in 24 hours.
“We have contacts with people from the inner circle of Kadhafi,” said the chairman of the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC). “All evidence (shows) that the end is very near, with God's grace.”
Abdel Jalil was speaking to reporters as a flurry of rumours suggested that Gaddafi was preparing to flee Libya.
“I expect a catastrophic end for him and his inner circle, and I expect that he will a create a situation within Tripoli. I hope my expectation is wrong,” Abdel Jalil said.
“That would be a good thing that will end the bloodshed and help us avoid material costs. But I do not expect that he will do that."
"Zero hour" for Gaddafi as besieged Tripoli rises upExplosions and gunfire rocked Tripoli through the night as opponents of Muammar Gaddafi rose up in the capital, declaring a final push to topple the Libyan leader after a six-month war reached the city's outskirts.
Appears the end is near on Gaddaffi's 42 year reign in Libya, though I understand there are some conflicting reports. Time will tell of course.