Libyan rebel fighters deface a portrait of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli, Libya. Photo: Sergey Ponomarev
Libyan rebel fighters deface a portrait of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli, Libya. Photo: Sergey Ponomarev

Gaddafi forces beseige Tripoli airport: report

By Martina Fuchs Time of article published Aug 26, 2011

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Dubai - Forces loyal to fugitive Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi bombarded the capital's airport on Friday, damaging a plane, Dubai-based Al Arabiya TV reported.

There was an exchange of gunfire between Gaddafi forces and rebel fighters near the airport, the channel said in a rolling banner headline.

Libyan rebels stormed Tripoli's Abu Salim district, one of the main holdouts of forces loyal to Gaddafi in the capital, after NATO air strikes on a building in the area on Thursday. - Reuters

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