Meanwhile, anti-Qaddafi forces in eastern Libya moved toward Sirte over the weekend, the Monitor reported. With progress from the west as well, fighters appear to be closing in on the Qaddafi stronghold, where some believe the former leader may be hiding. Qaddafi has not been seen for several weeks.
According to Bloomberg, the fighters are waiting for NATO to bomb Scud missile sites on the road to Sirte from the west so that they can continue their advance. Commander Col. Salm Miftah told Bloomberg that the rebels will need about 10 days to capture Sirte if Qaddafi loyalists there remain unwilling to negotiate a surrender.
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