Rebel reinforcements make Tripoli by sea: activist

Reuters News
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Posted: Aug 21, 2011 12:18 PM

TUNIS (Reuters) - About 200 Libyan rebel fighters have reached the capital Tripoli in boats from Misrata to reinforce fighters already in the city, a pro-rebel activist in the capital told a Reuters reporter outside the country on Sunday.

He added that rebels were in a fierce gun battle with forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi inside the Mitiga airbase in Tripoli's Tajoura district.

(Writing by Richard Valdmanis)