A Sirte victory would end the protracted battle for Qaddafi's hometown and allow a new government to be established. Delay could increase the likelihood of rifts in Libya's future leadership.
Libyan rebels are only a couple of miles from the center of Sirte, where Qaddafi loyalists are putting up a fierce fight to protect one of their last two holdouts. Civilians are trapped in the city.
Muammar Qaddafi may not be in Niger, but he has lots of friends to Libya's south.
Reminders that the Bush administration collaborated with Libya's Qaddafi regime on the detention and interrogation of Islamists makes some afraid. They shouldn't be.
What is it about dictators and their children?
Libya rebel leaders argue that the country is not in a civil war but united in a fight to throw off Qaddafi's dictatorship.
Malik Mohamed, a slight boy armed with an official press pass, pushes his way through hordes of experienced foreign correspondents to interview rebel officials for the Brega News Agency.
Syrian protesters praised Libyan rebel advances in Tripoli as the Syrian regime's crackdown continued unabated, despite Western sanctions that are beginning to bite.