Trapped foreign reporters allowed to leave Tripoli hotel
Aug 24, 2011, 15:52 GMT
Cairo- Around 30 foreign reporters, trapped in the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli for five days, were Wednesday allowed to walk free, one of the BBC journalists in the hotel reported.
The reporters had been held by gunmen carrying pictures of the Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi and flags of his regime.
The journalists wept with relief as they left the hotel located in the central part of Tripoli, according to another reporter from the CNN.
All the reporters were free and noone was injured, he added.