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Tuesday, 23 August, 2011, 3:5 ( 1:5 GMT )
The third son of the Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi, Sa’adi, has been arrested, while many former aides of Libya’s long time dictator have fled the country to Tunisia or arrested on trying to flee.
While urging long-time Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi to step down, world leaders have further boosted the rebels' moral by even promising material support, with British prime minister David Cameron among the first to say that Libyan assets frozen during Al Qathafi's reign would soon be released to aid the rebels establish order in the country.
While world leaders from President Obama to Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia have called on Muammar Al Qathafi to step aside, the Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, condemned the NATO campaign Sunday, calling it an attempt to claim the country's oil resources.
Libya will be able to restart some oil output in a few months, although it will take as long as 18 months to reach the pre-war level, the country's former top oil official Shokri Ghanem said on Monday.
The Libyan embassies in the Algerian capital, Algiers, the Egyptian capital, Cairo, and Prague in the Czech Republic are now flying the three coloured flag of the National Transitional Council.
The secretary general of NATO, Danish Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said that the Muammar Al Qadhafi regime in Libya is clearly crumbling., and that the sooner Al Qathafi realises that he cannot win the battle against his own people, the better, so that the Libyan people can be spared further bloodshed and suffering.
A day after jubilant rebel forces surged into the symbolic heart of the capital, heavy fighting raged Monday near the Tripoli compound of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi, while fighting was also heard overnight in the south of the capital, with exchanges of heavy weaponry and automatic rifle fire.
Bangladeshis living in Tripoli are safe and staying in their homes as rebels were fighting their last battle against pro-Gaddafi forces to take over the Libyan capital, Bangladesh Ambassador to Libya Nur Uz Zaman told private UNB news agency Monday afternoon.
The Libyan rebels' success in Tripoli Sunday when they captured most of the country's capital, Tripoli, affected the price of crude oil, boosting hopes that the OPEC nation's oil exports could resume soon. As a result of the insurgents' gains in the country, Brent crude fell to near $105 a barrel Monday.
Summary of the American and International Press on the Libyan Revolution - Morgan Strong
As rebel forces in Libya converged on Tripoli on Sunday, American and NATO officials cited an intensification of American aerial surveillance in and around the capital city as a major factor in helping to tilt the balance after months of steady erosion of Col. Muammar Al Qathafi’s military.
Jubilant Libyan opposition fighters and Tripoli residents celebrated in grand style in he the capital’s main square, named by Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi as Green Square after the First of September Revolution in 1969 an now being renamed by Libyans as Martyrs' Square.
Early Monday morning Libyan rebels began their battle against Muammar Al Qathafi’s forces in the highly fortified Bab Al-Azziziyah barracks in Tripoli.
Head of Libyan rebel government confirms the arrest of Seif Al Islam Gaddafi saying he is now in a secure location.
Report from Tripoli says Mohammed Sanussi, son of Abdullah Sannusi, who is also a commander of the ruthless military brigades has been killed by the rebels.
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