Heavy fighting heard near Tripoli journalist hotel

Reuters News
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Posted: Aug 23, 2011 8:05 AM
Heavy fighting heard near Tripoli journalist hotel

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Heavy fighting could be heard on Tuesday near the hotel housing foreign journalists in the Libyan capital Tripoli, a Reuters witness said.

Heavy artillery fire had been heard since the morning in the vicinity of the Rixos hotel.

(Reporting by Missy Ryan; Writing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; editing by David Stamp)