Anti-Gaddafi fighters have moved closer to the deposed Libyan leader’s birthplace of Sirte as the country’s interim council gave his loyalists there an ultimatum. The stark message was surrender by Saturday or face a bloody end.
There are other pockets of resistance, such as in Sabha in the south, but the main aim is to find Muammar Gaddafi.
Ali Tarhouni, Libya’s oil minister said “Gaddafi is a fugitive now and I can tell you we have a good idea where he is.”
Responding to suggestions of an international force to protest Libya’s oil installations, Libya’s new oil minister added there was no place for foreign troops to protect any oil refineries.”
This is most definitely a Libyan-run revolution as locals celebrated their first Eid without Gaddafi in the newly named Martyrs’ Square in central Tripoli. They may dance, but the future for Gaddafi’s family now taking refuge in Algeria is unclear.