The spreading revolt in Libya may be closing in on the embattled leader, Muammar Gaddafi, but the opposition still fears his fire power.
Leaders of the rebel forces are marshalling their men and weapons to help the revolt in Gaddafi’s Tripoli stronghold but the thinking now is to let the capital free itself.Read our news file
Meanwhile the leader’s own spin doctor, his son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, has been denying allegations his father has ordered the bombing his own people.
“The United Nations Security Council resolution was passed because of media reports saying that the Libyan air force is attacking Tripoli. So, you are now in Tripoli, I want you now to go to any district they mentioned, and take a random sample in the street.”
The loss of eastern Libya and several towns in the west seems not to worry the Gaddafi camp, with his son claiming those areas were in chaos but still Libyan.
In Zawiyah rebel spirits are high but they’ve raised barricades against surrounding government soldiers who are hoping hunger might flush them out.