Gaddafi

Roula Khalaf

Muammer Gaddafi’s end was destined to be bloody. A few months ago, when the rebels were struggling and their western backers were losing patience, he could have saved his skin and that of his children and fled into exile, with the consent of his Libyan opponents and their western backers.

Even the indictment by the International Criminal Court seemed, at least for a while, open for some compromise. 

Gideon Rachman

Is the world about to witness another epic manhunt? It took almost ten years to hunt down Osama bin Laden. The search for Saddam Hussein took nine months, during which the Iraqi insurrection took hold. The fear must be that if Colonel Gaddafi remains at large for too long, he too will be in a position to severely damage the new Libya. 

Libya’s opposition move into Tripoli and say they will leave no stone unturned to find Muammer Gaddafi, arrest him and put him on trial. Look at our slideshow with some of the most striking images from Libya over the past 24 hours.