Obama: Libya slipping from grasp of tyrant
Obama issued the statement after conducting a conference call with members of his national security team, who had kept him updated throughout the day.
The president had told reporters earlier that he would not make a statement "until we have full confirmation of what has happened."
Libyan rebels who raced into Tripoli on Sunday met little resistance as Gadhafi's defenders melted away and his 42-year rule rapidly crumbled. Euphoric fighters celebrated with residents in Green Square, the symbolic heart of the fading regime.
Gadhafi's whereabouts were unknown, though state TV broadcast his bitter pleas for Libyans to defend his regime.
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