By a recorded message, the Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi called his citizens to end with the “charade” of conflict that his country has been through. Meanwhile, hundreds of rebels take Tripoli among crossfire and explosions.
Moreover, the Government sent a text message calling on people to “take to the squares and streets to eliminate the armed officers.” A few hours after the start of the shootings, Libyan television broadcast an audio in which Gadhafi congratulated his people for eliminated the “rats,” referring to the rebels, asking them to “liberate the cities destroyed” controlled by the rebels. In the same message, Gadhafi accused French President Nicolas Sarkozy of wanting to Libyan oil.
Likewise, the insurgents announced that they are controlling the major energy sources, such as the oil terminal of Brega and Zauiya refinery.