Journalists Freed From Captivity In Tripoli
The situation evolved over the weekend, as journalists from the BBC, CNN, Reuters and other international news organizations became stuck inside the Rixos Hotel in the Libyan capital during a skirmish between rebels and Gaddafi-loyalists.
The BBC's Matthew Price was one of those trapped in the hotel. He said the entire foreign press corps was held at gunpoint by two, nervous Gaddafi loyalists for days, who both weilded Kalashnikovs and refused to give up their posts.
Price's full account can be seen here.
CNN Senior Correspondent Matthew Chance -- one of the journalists held captive -- said the Gaddafi loyalists holding the journalists capitve "essentially just capitulated" after realizing rebels were taking the city, CNN reported.
He tweeted the entire escape, which can be viewed below:
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