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Tanks from Gaddafi's Al-Aziziyah stronghold start shooting spree

08-22-2011 14:33 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

TRIPOLI, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- An unverified number of tanks left the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's al-Aziziyah stronghold and started shooting at people around on Monday, al-Jazeera reported.

Citing rebel officers, the report said fighting continues in the al-Aziziyah area as rebel forces are trying to gain full control of the capital city.

Earlier reports said the forces loyal to Gaddafi, which now control only 15-20 percent of Tripoli, are still fighting against the rebels.

Earlier on Monday, al-Jazeera said fighting had stopped in much of the city except Gaddafi's Bab Al-Aziziyah stronghold in the southern suburb.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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