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With reported pockets of fighting remaining in Tripoli on Wednesday, the whereabouts of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi were still not known.
Rebels seized Gadhafi’s vast compound on Tuesday. Celebratory gunfire was virtually nonstop as rebels streamed in and out of the compound, many leaving with weapons and ammunition seized from the complex.
A senior NATO official warned that the war "is not over yet, although it's close."
"We continue to watch for flare-ups from around the country, where there are still going to be pockets of resistance," the official said. "We are also watching the chemical weapons and Scud missiles to make sure they are not used in the endgame."
Here are the latest developments:
[Updated 4:55 a.m. ET, 10:55 a.m. Wednesday in Libya] Russia will consider establishing relations with the Libyan "insurgents" if they have enough strength to consolidate the country on a democratic footing, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said, according to the Russian news agency Interfax.
[Updated 4:35 a.m. ET, 10:37 a.m. Wednesday in Libya] In addition to casualties among rebel and government forces, civilians have also been wounded, "which is quite a concern for us," said Robin Waudo, spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Tripoli. He said he was not able to release a casualty toll.
Waudo also said some health workers are not coming to work because of the precarious situation in Tripoli.
[Updated 3:37 a.m. ET, 9:37 a.m. Wednesday in Libya] CNN's Matthew Chance says pro-Gadhafi guards who had been in the Rixos hotel's lobby armed with assault rifles have largely disappeared from the lobby. But he said international journalists are still not able to leave the hotel.
A meeting of international leaders Wednesday would focus on organizing aid for Libya. The meeting will include officials from the National Transitional Council, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Italy, France, the United Kingdom and Turkey, said Mahmoud Jibril of the NTC. The aid money would go toward paying salaries for Libyans and covering medical treatment for those injured in the fighting, he said.
Rebels fully controlled the airport but were struggling to control an area east of it early Wednesday. The unexpected resistance caused them to speculate that loyalists could be protecting a high-profile figure in the vicinity.
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