As the power struggle continues in Libya, rebels in Dafnia near the western city of Misrata are keen show that they have the weapons and are determined. In fierce fighting here over the weekend here, pro-Gaddafi forces bombarded the rebels. Opposition fighters say more than thirty people were killed.
In Misrata itself, volunteers are attempting to clean-up and rebuild the war-torn city. Some parts of it, the location of the country’s main port, have been reduced to rubble. The opposition fighters have managed to stay in control here despite being besieged by government forces who have intensified their battle to reclaim the city.
Clashes continue to take place across Libya and it is still no clearer who is winning as pro-Gaddafi forces have pushed the rebels out of Zawiyah.
NATO air strikes on the capital Tripoli have failed to give rebels on the ground the advantage they need, though many of the leader’s military buildings have been severely damaged.
They have also failed to force Gaddafi out. State television showed footage of him playing chess with the Russian head of the World Chess Federation. Russia’s Interfax news agency says the game was played in Tripoli on Sunday.