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Rebels pause to celebrate Eid on the road to Sirte

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Rebels pause to celebrate Eid on the road to Sirte


A week after rebels overran Tripoli, the fighters have paused in their drive to take Sirte and other Gaddafi strongholds.

While waiting for their surrender ultimatum to run out, there is time to celebrate their first Eid in 42 years without Gaddafi in charge.

It may by the calm before the next battle but it is a chance for this irregular army to put down their weapons.

Although Libyans see the uprising as their own, they couldn’t have got this far without NATO support.

And further help is to be discussed today in Paris, as France and Britain host 60 delegations looking into the country’s political and economic reconstruction. All of them of course are jostling over business interests in the newly liberated oil-producing state.

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