• News Feeds
Page last updated at 07:46 GMT, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 08:46 UK

'Eerily quiet' in Tripoli

Advertisement

There is a lull in the battle for the the Libyan capital, Tripoli, as both the Gaddafi regime and opposition forces claim they are in control of large parts of the city.

Overnight Col Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, previously thought to have been captured by the opposition, appeared on the city's streets and told the BBC his father is safe and well and still in Tripoli.

The BBC's Matthew Price, who is in a hotel in the city centre, said that it was "eerily quiet", while Nato spokesman Col Roland Lavoie insisted that "globally speaking it is clear… The Gaddafi regime has lost its grip on the capital."


Get in touch with Today via email , Twitter or Facebook or text us on 84844.



Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific