Libyan rebels said they launched their first attack on Tripoli in coordination with NATO late Saturday, and Associated Press reporters heard unusually heavy gunfire and explosions in the capital. The fighting erupted just hours after opposition fighters captured the key city of Zawiya nearby.
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Increasingly better-armed Libyan rebels say they are pressing their offensive both east and west of the city of Misrata, under their control, towards Tawarga The rebels say they drove government forces out of the western city, though shelling has continued, while the government says that its forces withdrew while a cease-fire is being negotiated. said Saturday that were gaining traction in a series of offensives in several parts of Libya controlled by ruler Moammar Gadhafi -- claims that the government swiftly disputed. Libya: Rebels say they captured Thursday, May 12, 2011 Libya: captured Misrata airport. captured the airport in the besieged city of Misrata on Wednesday, a rebel spokesman in Benghazi said. Tags: libya, rebels, they, captured, 've executed their first attack on Tripoli in coordination with NATO late on Saturday, AP reporters claim to have heard unusually heavy gunfire and explosions in the capital pledged Tuesday to launch an assault within days on Moammar Gadhafi's hometown, the ousted strongman's last major bastion of support. Ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi has been surrounded and has no way of leaving the area, Anees al-Sharif, a spokesman for the Tripoli Military Council, told CNN on Wednesday.