August 23, 2011 / 11:34 PM / 6 years ago

Gaddafi says withdraws from Tripoli compound

TRIPOLI, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Wednesday that his withdrawal from his Bab al-Aziziya headquarters was a "tactical move" after the compound was levelled by 64 NATO air strikes.

Speaking in an address on a local Tripoli radio station, which was reported by Al-Orouba TV, broadcasting in conjunction with Al-Rai TV, Gaddafi also vowed "martyrdom" or victory in his fight against NATO. (Reporting by Ali Abdelatti, Writing by Sami Aboudi)

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