TRIPOLI, Libya — Heavy clashes have broken out near Moammar Gadhafi's compound in the Libyan capital.
Rebel spokesman Mohammed Abdel-Rahman says that tanks emerged from the complex, known as Bab al-Aziziya, early Monday and began firing.
An Associated Press reporter at the nearby Rixos Hotel where foreign journalists are staying could hear gunfire and loud explosions that have been going on for more than 30 minutes.
No further details were immediately available on the fighting.
Abdel-Rahman says that Gadhafi troops remain a threat to rebels advanced into the city Sunday, and that as long as Gadhafi remains on the run the "danger is still there."