Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — Throngs of demonstrators supporting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s regime celebrated in the streets of Tripoli on Sunday as the government proclaimed triumph in several Libyan cities.
But at least one of the cities the government claimed was in military hands – Tobruk — was still in opposition control, a witness in the eastern Libyan city said.
A government official said early-morning gunfire in Libya’s capital were celebratory — marking the army’s victory in the city of Zawiya and its presence in the oil town of Ras Lanuf. Pro-Gadhafi demonstrators said they were also celebrating the government’s victory in the city of Misrata.
Supporters carrying Libya’s green flag lined streets in Tripoli. People in cars fired shots into the air, which was filled with the sound of car horns.
On Sunday morning, Libyan state TV showed video of Gadhafi supporters in Tripoli’s Green Square, with the caption “Green Square now.” The broadcast zoomed in on a clock to show the actual time and showed a person holding a sign that showed Sunday’s date.
The station said the people in the square were also celebrating the army gaining control of the eastern port city of Tobruk. “Morning victory, O people of Libya. Victory city of Tobruk from terrorist gangs,” the station said.
Tobruk is still under the control of the opposition, a witness in the city told CNN Sunday.