Libyan rebels enter Tripoli: witness

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 21, 2011 4:08 PM
Libyan rebels enter Tripoli: witness

TUNIS (Reuters) - A convoy of Libyan rebels entered a western district of Tripoli and appeared to meet little or no resistance from Muammar Gaddafi's forces, a witness said on Sunday.

The rebels fired guns into the air in celebration near the neighborhood of Hay Andaluf, the witness said by telephone. A Reuters journalist saw thousands of rebels advancing toward Tripoli earlier in the day on the coastal highway from the west.

(Editing by Richard Valdmanis and Andrew Heavens)