While communication lines in and out of Libya may still be unreliable there seems to be little confusion over the graphic and sometimes disturbing images that are continuing to emerge.
In one of the latest amateur video clips made available via social networks, violence breaks out after Friday prayers when a group of suspected pro-government mercenaries appear to open fire on protesters in a Tripoli suburb.
The footage filmed by an anti-Gaddafi activist was dramatically cut when the man behind the camera falls to the floor, apparently after having been shot.
With fighting raging across the country and diplomatic pressure increasing, the days of the Gaddafi regime seem to be numbered. But for his numerous and well-armed supporters in the capital, the end is far from nigh.
One of Gaddafi’s sons, Saif al-Islam, has again appeared on television to deny that much of Libya was in revolt. He did, however, admit that there were signs of civil war which he blamed on foreign interference.