Libyan Rebels Fight in Tripoli

    People celebrate the recent news of uprising in Tripoli against Moammar Gadhafi's regime at the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya, early Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. Libyan rebels said they launched their first attack on Tripoli in coordination with NATO late Saturday, and Associated Press reporters heard unusually heavy gunfire and explosions in the capital. The fighting erupted just hours after opposition fighters captured the key city of Zawiya nearby. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

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    Witnesses in the Libyan capital of Tripoli reported heavy fighting across the city late Saturday night and several explosions on Sunday, indicating that rebel supporters have started to rise up in Gaddafi’s last stronghold. But there's still much support for Muammar Gaddafi in the capital even as rebels take control of surrounding cities and move in close to the stage of the final showdown. A government spokesman said rebels had tried to attack Tripoli but had been "dealt with." Meanwhile, Gaddafi's former right-hand man, Abdel Salam Jalloud, has defected to rebel-held areas, an opposition spokesman said. 

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