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Sun March 6, 2011
Africa

Bloody Battles, Gunfire Continue In Libyan Capital

Gunfire erupted this morning in Libya's capital, Tripoli. Officials in Col. Moammar Gadhafi's government said they were shots of celebration after government forces beat back rebel fighters in cities around the capital, but opposition groups said talk of government success was propaganda. Some of the bloodiest battles yesterday occurred in Zawiyah just to the west of Libya's capital.