Fighting, particularly in Misratah, has interrupted the supply lines that provide Libya with food, fuel, and other essentials. Meanwhile, Tripoli sees heaviest bombings in weeks.
In the remote mountains of western Libya, the rebels have moved beyond the 'rag-tag' militia label often used to characterize the opposition in the east.
US is moving to free up some of the $30 billion in frozen assets of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi to aid the 'Libyan people' and rebels, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday.
Trucks were piled high with household items as Libya refugees crossed the border into Tunisia seeking safety from an escalation in random bombings.
At the Nalut Central Hospital, some 50 foreign doctors and nurses continue to treat the Libya rebels – and injured pro-Qaddafi forces – despite no pay and nearby rocket fire.
At a gathering of regional military planners on Friday, analysts discussed how security conditions have deteriorated since the beginning of the Libyan conflict, and how Al Qaeda's affiliate has used the conflict to accumulate arms.
'Al Qaeda [is] getting more and more organized and bringing people [to Libya] from abroad,' says the rebel, who has been contacted by militants wanting to fight against Col. Muammar Qaddafi.
Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday. Libyan refugees have been calling for the West to assassinate Col. Muammar Qaddafi, which they argue would save lives and end the civil war.
Zintan, a critically important town on the southern slopes of the Nafusah mountain range, has become a symbol of rebellion. It endured a barrage of rocket fire this week as Qaddafi continued punishing it.
Scores of Qaddafi loyalists crossed into southern Tunisia on Friday following a failed attempt to recapture a border crossing controlled by rebels.
Signs point to yes.
A new $650 million cable system connecting southern Africa with West Africa and Europe will double the capacity of South Africa's mobile phone and Internet networks.
Radio Free Nalut's change from propaganda tool for Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi to rebel rallying cry highlights a new push to spread the revolution Libya's Qaddafi-controlled west.
Gen. David Petraeus is giving up command of the Afghanistan war to take charge of the CIA. Announcement of the shift comes during a bad week for NATO in Afghanistan.
The picture emerging from this rugged terrain along Libya's southern border with Tunisia is that of a heavily outgunned rebel militia winning unlikely victories over Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi.
Libya's rebels, based in Benghazi, are determined to fight Qaddafi's forces to the end – no matter how long it takes. But can they maintain unity?
Many Libyan rebels are devout Muslims; some have even supported Al Qaeda against US troops abroad. But Western support has raised their opinion of the US.
The two photojournalists Hetherington and Hondros, both men at the top of their craft, were among 10 people killed in the western Libyan city of Misurata yesterday.
In addition to dispatching military experts with Italy and Britain, France has pledged to increase airstrikes as Europe steps up military operations in Libya.
The British and French decision to send advisory forces to Libya stoked concerns about mission creep and accusations from Libya's government of overstepping the UN mandate.
The UK today announced it is sending 'experienced British military officers' to support and advise Libya's rebels. The Libyan government says it will fight any foreign troops on its soil.