The BBC's Matthew Price reports that staff from Libyan state television, who have worked out of the Rixos hotel in Tripoli since their headquarters were bombed by Nato, left the hotel over the weekend, as did translators working with the foreign media and the relatives of senior officials. "We dined in flak jackets," Price writes, as the fighting outside got closer to the hotel. Read his blog.
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The Libyan state television set is seen abandoned at the Rixos hotel in Tripoli on August 22. Heavy gunfire rang out near the Tripoli hotel, where members of the foreign media are staying, a Reuters correspondent at the hotel said on Sunday.