Rebel fighters in Tripoli
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Tripoli: Heavy fighting around Gaddafi compound

Fighting has flared in two key areas of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, for a third day as rebel fighters battle forces loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi.

Gunfire and explosions have been heard near a hotel held by government troops, as well as the area around the Libyan leader's Bab al-Aziziya compound.

The BBC's Rana Jawad in Tripoli described the mood in the city.

  • 23 Aug 2011
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