Moammar Gadhafi

Dr. Fathi Fadhli has been living in exile from Libya for 30 years, but plans to return after the apparent downfall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. (Credit: CBS)

Libyan Exile Returning Home After 30 Years

Libyan rebels stormed Moammar Gadhafi’s compound in Tripoli on Tuesday, seizing weapons and loot. Gadhafi was not inside, but rebels saw the event as the effective collapse of his 42-year reign over Libya. As CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports, it was a big reason a local man was heading back to Libya, after 30 years in exile.

CBS 2–08/23/2011

People in Tajura, a suburb of Tripoli, celebrating in the early morning on August 22, 2011 after Libyan rebels surged into Tripoli in a final drive to oust leader Moamer Kadhafi, seizing swathes of the capital including the symbolic Green Square and arresting the strongman's son, Seif al-Islam.    (Photo credit: MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Libyans In Chicago Celebrate Apparent End Of Gadhafi Regime

Libyans in the Chicago area were celebrating on Monday as rebel forces appeared to take control of much of Tripoli.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

Libyan rebels celebrate as they approach the 27th Bridge, several kilometers west of the centre of Tripoli, on August 21, 2011, as the rebels said victory in Tripoli was imminent and urged NATO to join the final battle with Apache assault helicopters against fighters loyal to Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi. (Photo credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Libyans Celebrate As Rebels Move Into Capital City

Libyan-Americans living in the Chicago area were glued to developments in their homeland on Sunday, as Libyan rebels overtook a major military base that defends Tripoli.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2011