Gadhafi Vows Victory, Rebels Plan New Gov't

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Moammar Gadhafi remains at large, but plans for a new government in Libya continue to move forward.

The head of the nation's transitional council will travel to France Wednesday for a meeting with President Sarkozy. They will discuss how the international community can support Libya's political transition to a democratic society.

In another sign that Ghadafi has lost his grip on the country, the rebels have taken over his compound.

Looters quickly carried off what they could find from what was the heart of the brutal regime.

However, Gadhafi is still claiming he's in control. A television station in Tripoli aired the audio portion of a speech urging citizens to drive out the rebels.

In Benghazi, home base for the rebel leadership, crowds gathered to celebrate, wave the rebel flag, and watch fireworks.

Middle East expert Walid Phares told CBN News the challenge now is making sure a strong leader emerges from the divided transitional council.

"We have two components," he explained. "One is a former military, diplomatic, bureaucratic mostly secular group. These are the partners of the international community."

"And then you have these Islamist militias that are all over Libya and in Tripoli," he said.

"The main question is are these militias going to disarm," Phares added. "And it's going to be very difficult to imagine that they would."

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