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Nightly News   |  October 18, 2011

Clinton: US would like to see Gadhafi dead

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an unannounced visit to Tripoli to meet with the people who used to be called the rebels. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: The new transitional government in Libya got a high-level show of support from US today. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an unannounced trip and a high-risk visit to Tripoli to meet with the people who used to be called the rebels there. At one point during her remarks, in fact, gunfire could be heard in the background. She said the US wants to see Moammar Gadhafi captured or killed and soon. Secretary Clinton is the highest-ranking American official to visit Libya since the fall of Tripoli now two months ago.