THE WORLDPOST
08/20/2011 05:07 pm ET Updated Oct 20, 2011

Libya War: Gunfire And Mortar Shelling Reported Around Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Heavy two-way gunfire and mortar shelling has been heard in Tripoli, as rebels inch closer to the capital from the western mountains.

Rounds have been fired close to a hotel where foreign journalists have been staying in the capital.

Rebels are fighting on Saturday night in the Tajoura neighborhood in Tripoli, as well as near the Tripoli international airport.

This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.