When rebels stormed the Libyan capital a week ago, they took control of some neighbourhoods. Abu Salim was not one of them.
It was a stronghold of the Libyan government.
Abu Salim witnessed a fierce fight over the next few days, and was one of the last in Tripoli to fall under rebel control.
But it remains a divided neighbourhood with divided loyalties, much like the rest of Libya.
Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Abu Salim neighbourhood in Tripoli.