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LIBYA: Rebels seize Kadafi intelligence headquarters

The headquarters of Libya's intelligence services -- a notorious symbol of Moammar Kadafi's 42-year rule -- is now firmly in rebel hands, according to Al Jazeera news channel.

Jamal Elshayyal reports from Tripoli that the building stored reports the regime kept on its citizens. Parts of the compound also served as a prison, with secret cells housing political prisoners whom the regime planned to disappear.

The building is also full of confidential documents that could provide a valuable insight into what was one of the world's most secretive regimes, Al Jazeera reported. But it will may take weeks to sift through the records.

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-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske

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