On the outskirts of Sirte, a mansion with a columned facade lies in ruins, though its opulence is still evident under shattered glass and chunks of concrete. This was Moammar Gadhafi's home in the city of his birth.
The house had its own salon with barber chairs and massage tables. Ornate four-poster beds furnished the bedrooms and there were lavish decorations all around.
In the basement is a large conference room. Is this where Gadhafi planned his last stand or arranged for his escape?
The deposed leader has not been seen in public for months. His whereabouts are unknown but some believe he may still be hiding in Sirte.
People wandering through the house are stunned. They thought Gadhafi lived in a tent.
Most residents have abandoned Sirte after a month of fierce battles. Revolutionary forces have fought Gadhafi loyalists street by street, cornering the last vestiges of the old regime to one district. With their backs to the Mediterranean, the loyalists used machine gun nests and snipers atop buildings to fight back Friday.FULL STORY