Gadhafi Compound Seized, Leader's Location Unknown

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Libyan rebels stormed Moammar Gadhafi's compound in Tripoli Tuesday, after an all-day battle against forces loyal to the longtime leader.

Still, the location of the Libyan dictator remains unknown.

Gadhafi's sprawling complex that was recently heavily damaged by NATO airstrikes is the most defining symbol of his nearly 42 year rule.

It's not yet clear whether Gadhafi or members of his immediate family were in the compound when it was breached by rebels Tuesday.

Click play to watch Dale Hurd's report, followed by analysis from Senior International Correspondent Gary Lane.

Gadhafi has proven to be one of the world's most elusive wanted man.

The Pentagon said Gadhafi was likely still in Libya, but few expected that to be true. He was last heard on state television Sunday promising, "We will never surrender!"

But that's likely to prove to be a hollow response now that rebels have breached his most prized location.

"You cannot imagine. We smell the freedom. We smell the freedom right now," one rebel said.

Fighting remains fierce and the only working hospital in Tripoli is overwhelmed with casualties.

"Our hospital here... patient every day will die," said Libyan Dr. Mohmed Harisha.

Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam -- once the heir apparent -0 was thought to be captured. But, Monday night he taunted rebels with a triumphant appearance in the capital.

"We are going to win because the people are with us. That's why we are going to win," al-Islam said. "Look at them. Look at them, in the streets everywhere."

It now seems that the rebels are everywhere. The opposition says it controls 80 percent of the capital of Tripoli.

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Dale Hurd

Dale Hurd

CBN News Sr. Reporter

A CBN News veteran, Dale Hurd has reported extensively from Western Europe, as well as China, Russia, and Central and South America.  Since 9/11, Dale has reported in depth on various aspects of the global war on terror in the United States and Europe.  Follow Dale on Twitter @HurdontheWeb and "like" him at