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Eastern rebels press onwards to Tripoli
Occasional skirmishes and jubilant scenes as opposition fighters from the east push towards capital.
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2011 04:53

Intent on reaching Tripoli, opposition fighters have been making their way from Misrata in long, fast-moving columns of hundreds of men.

But Gaddafi forces haven't given up the fight on the outskirts of Zlitan with sporadic artillery attacks briefly holding the opposition back.

But elsewhere, such as in the town of Al Khums, jubilant residents came into the streets to welcome the advancing rebels.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports en route to Tripoli with the opposition fighters.

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