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BREAKING NEWS: Heavy Gunfire Erupts In Tripoli

August 20, 2011

This is good news…..make that great news.

Explosions and sustained gunfire have been heard in parts of Tripoli, as rebels close in on the Libyan capital.

A BBC correspondent in the city says it sounded like exchange of fire rather than celebratory gunshots.

Residents spoke of clashes in the city, amid reports that opponents of Col Muammar Gaddafi were being urged to go on the streets.

Rebels earlier claimed control of of Zlitan, 160km (100 miles) east of Tripoli, and Zawiya, 30km to the west.

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