The world’s media has been shown around a building inside Muammar Gaddafi’s Tripoli compound targeted by NATO airstrikes on Sunday night.
NATO says it was a communications base used to coordinate attacks on civilians.
Government officials say 45 people were injured in the raid which they describe as an unsuccessful attempt on the Libyan leader’s life.
“The leader is working from Tripoli, as you know he comes out to greet people now and again but the leader is well, is very healthy and is leading the battle for peace and democracy in Libya,” said Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim.
State TV has aired pictures purporting to show Gaddafi meeting tribal leaders on Monday.
Meanwhile Italy says its war planes will join British and French aircraft in the bombing campaign. And rebels claim they have received promises of substantial financial help from Kuwait.