Gunfire spreads through Tripoli as rebels enter capital

Residents report fighting in several neighborhoods in Tripoli while the government says it has firm control of Libya's capital.

By REUTERS
August 21, 2011 11:57
Libyan rebels in Tripoli

Libyan rebels in Tripoli 311 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS)



Residents report fighting in several neighborhoods and say opponents of Muammar Gaddafi were in the streets. not so says the government.




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Spokesman Moussa Ibrahim took to the airwaves to assure Libyans that Gaddafi is their leader, saying that rebels who surrender would be forgiven.











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