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WATCH: Gun-wielding Libyan newsreader pledges to 'become a martyr' [Updated]

A newsreader on the state-run al-Libiyah channel waves a gun and says station staff will die to protect it.

Updated, 22.01

STAFF AT LIBYA’S state-run TV channel have pledged to martyr themselves in defence of their station.

This news report, from Al Jazeera, shows a news presenter on the al-Libiyah holding a gun and saying that the channel’s staff would defend the station – pledging, “With this weapon, I either kill or die today… you will not take al-Libiyah channel.”

AP reports that rebels are continuing to enter Tripoli this evening – adding that the rebels apparently met with minimal resistance as they took over a military checkpoint at the Western entrance to the city.

UPDATE: Via Arab commentator and pundit Sultan Al Qassemi on Twitter comes this image of what was being broadcast on al-Libiyah a short time ago:

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