Tripoli stronghold landscape 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Libyan rebels tightened their hold on areas outside of Tripoli on Saturday . After a five-day standoff with Gaddafi loyalists in the Jmayl, about 100 rebels in pick-up trucks drove through the town firing their guns wildly in the air in celebration and flashing V-for-victory signs.
They also hoisted their flag at a border post on the road to Tunisia.
Rebels could not claim victory however in the coastal city of Zawahara
where a pocket of Gaddafi loyalists are waging a fierce battle with
A column of smoke hung over the city following an large explosion in the
port area. Libyan rebels said Gaddafi forces were shelling the coastal
road in an apparent attempt to cut rebel links from Tripoli to the