Libya rebels storm Tripoli's Abu Salim district

Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:44pm GMT

TRIPOLI Aug 25 (Reuters) - Libyan rebels stormed Tripoli's Abu Salim district, one of the main holdouts of forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi in the capital, on Thursday after a NATO airstrike on a building in the area, a Reuters correspondent said.

Rebel fighters were sweeping through houses to flush out snipers and were emerging with dozens of prisoners, the correspondent said, adding that gunfights were ongoing.

(Reporting by Yvonne Bell; writing by Richard Valdmanis)

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