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Foreign journalists held hostage in Tripoli’s Rixos hotel

Thirty-five foreign journalists have been unable to leave Tripoli‚Äôs Rixos Hotel since the evening of 21 August. Already in Tripoli before the battle for the city began 48 hours ago, they had been forced to stay in this hotel by … Continue reading

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Video: Sporadic gunfire heard as Al Jazeera reports from inside Bab al Aziziya

Al Jazeera’s Sue Turton reports from inside Bab al Aziziyah and says that while the revolutionaries have control over the compound, the fight is far from over in Tripoli.

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Video: Zeina Khodr reports the latest in Tripoli

Zeina Khodr has been travelling with the revolutionaries who are trying to secure Tripoli. She says it’s now the citizens, as well as the fighters who are maintaining order in their neighbourhoods. However, the city is still not safe and … Continue reading

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Video: Heavy fighting continues in battle for Tripoli

Revolutionaries say they hold 95 per cent of Libya’s capital. President Obama says it is clear that Gaddafi’s rule is over, but the fight in Libya is not. After the dramatic events today, which saw rebel convoys roll into Libya’s … Continue reading

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AP reporters ride with rebels into Libyan capital

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Our drive to Tripoli started with news of a prison break and ended with a party. Around noon Sunday, we were waiting at a rebel checkpoint in the coastal town of Jedaim, on the main road … Continue reading

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Journalists trapped at hotel amid fighting

About three dozen foreign journalists based at the five-star Rixos hotel in Tripoli have been trapped by heavy fighting in the surrounding streets as rebels advance on the capital. “No one has left the hotel today,” said Missy Ryan, a … Continue reading

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Audio: The Revolutionary flag is flying over Martyr’s Square

Luke Harding reports from central Tripoli. The rebel flag is flying over Green Square, Luke Harding reports from central Tripoli #Libya (mp3)

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Video: Al Jazeera speaks with FF saying he’s in Gaddafi’s house

Ali Lagha, an opposition fighter in Tripoli, says he’s inside the house of Mohammed Gaddafi, the Libyan leader’s eldest son, who surrendered earlier according to Al Jazeera.

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Video: Tripoli resident describes rebel victories

Asmaa, an opposition activist in the east of the Libyan capital, told Al Jazeera on Sunday morning that fighting between rebels and Gaddafi forces has erupted in many areas throughout Tripoli and the rebels are gaining. Many Gaddafi fighters have … Continue reading

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Fight or flee: decision time for Libya’s Gaddafi

ALGIERS, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The battle to control Libya has entered its final phase when Muammar Gaddafi must make a choice: to seek a negotiated exit or to defend his capital to the last bullet. Rebels with support from … Continue reading

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