Defense News - Libya
|Sunday, August 21, 2011, 11:59 AM|
|The Libyan rebels announced the beginning of the Tripoli battle|
Libyan rebels say they have launched an attack on Tripoli, piling more pressure onto Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. Gunfire and explosions could be heard in the capital on Saturday night,August 21, as the opposition moved closer.
Libyan rebels claimed Sunday the final moment has come for the battle of Tripoli to topple Muammar Gaddafi, amid media reports of revolts in the capital against the Libyan leader.
The Libyan rebels have taken control of the Tripoli International Airport in Tripoli, the rebel-controlled Libya TV said on Saturday. Earlier, the TV said the rebels had also captured a weapon depot in the capital.