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FINAL SHOWDOWN Libyan Rebels Fight in Tripoli Alexandre Meneghini / AP Photo

Libyan Rebels Fight in Tripoli

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. 


August 21, 2011 7:04 AM