Libyan rebels have finally seized Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s compound – and they’ve celebrated by taking his personal possessions including a hat and a golf buggy.

Fighters stormed the Bab al Aziziyah military compound buildings after days of fighting in the streets of the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

Once inside the six-square-kilometre compound’s two perimiter walls, rebel fighters climbed onto the building’s roofs, waved their flags and fired their guns into the air, shouting with delight.

One rebel said: "It's just unbelievable. All the people that have sacrificed for us, for this moment. We're in front of his compound and where is he? He's underground, he can't do anything. Where is he?"

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As more rebels reached the compound, posters were pulled down and a statue of a hand holding a US Apache plane was trashed, along with the leader’s living quarters.

?One man found Gaddafi’s gold-trimmed hat in his bedroom and told Sky reporter Alex Crawford he planned to give it to his father.

He said: “He has suffered a lot from Gaddafi. I am proud of this moment which the Libyans have waited 42 years for.”

Others found his infamous golf buggy, in which he made a strange appearance in March this year.

?They also set fire to the leader’s tent, where he used to host political leaders from around the world.