Tripoli, Libya — From an unknown location, Moammar Gadhafi has called on the residents of the Libyan capital to "free Tripoli" from the "devils" who have overrun it.
In the speech, aired Wednesday by local Al-Ouraba TV, Gadhafi sounds subdued and without his usual fiery rhetoric.
Addressing the people in Tripoli, Gadhafi asks: "Why are you letting them wreak havoc?"
The broadcast comes a day after hundreds of Libyan rebels stormed Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya fortress-like compound in the capital but found no sign of the longtime leader.
The pro-Gadhafi TV channel earlier quoted the Libyan leader as saying he had left the compound in a "tactical move" after 64 NATO airstrikes turned it to rubble.