While opposition forces claimed they were closing in on Muammar Qaddafi, the Libyan leader was heard on the Al-Achba channel calling on all Libyan tribes to return the fight and head toward the capital, Tripoli. In the recorded message, Qaddafi said he and his men would not give up.
Qaddafi added, "Free Tripoli." He also said, "Libya belongs only to Libyans and not to collaborators, not to France, not to Italy." He said his supporters were the majority and there would not be any safe havens for the rebels.