Gadhafi Forces Open Fire in Tripoli Staff
Posted: Feb 23, 2011 1:24 PM

Heavy gunfire broke out in Libya's capital Wednesday as forces of Col. Moammar Gadhafi opened fire in the streets a day after the longtime leader vowed to defend his rule and called on supporters to crack down on antigovernment protesters.

The fighting in Tripoli came as the opposition reportedly seized control of the coastal city of Misurata, with witnesses saying people were honking their horns and raising pre-Gadhafi flags from the monarchy to celebrate.