Rebels Overtake Most of Tripoli

Heavy clashes broke out near Muammar al-Qaddafi’s compound in Tripoli Monday as rebels fought to overtake the remaining areas controlled by forces loyal to the Libyan leader.

Rebel spokesman Mohammed Abdel-Rahman says that tanks emerged from the complex, known as Bab al-Aziziya, early Monday and began firing.

An Associated Press reporter at the nearby Rixos Hotel where foreign journalists are staying could hear gunfire and loud explosions that have been going on for more than 30 minutes.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/08/22/heavy-clashes-near-qaddafi-compound-as-rebels-overtake-most-tripoli/#ixzz1VjxCeVww

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