Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Cairo - Libyan rebels said on Sunday night that two sons of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had been arrested, the broadcaster Al Jazeera reported.

Seif al-Islam and Al-Saadi were arrested in a tourist village in western Tripoli, Abu Bakr al-Tarbulsi, a rebel spokesperson told Al Jazeera from the Libyan capital.

There was no word on the whereabouts of Gaddafi.

Meanwhile, rebels said they had entered the Green Square near Gaddafi’s compound.

They said pro-Gaddafi forces retreated, and many of them were captured.

Al Jazeera showed footage of people in Tripoli welcoming the rebels. - Sapa-dpa