Anti-Gaddafi forces make gains

Despite crackdown, anti-government protesters take control of areas close to Tripoli.

    The Libyan capital appears to be a lonely outpost for supporters of Muammar Gaddafi as the anti-Gaddafi camp gains control of more cities.

    The areas reported to be now under control of anti-government forces include Az-Zawiya, Misurata, Benghazi and Al Baida.

    According to reports, the country's second most important military airport, not far from Benghazi, has fallen to the protesters. 

    Meanwhile, military personnel say they have joined the people's revolution, and private jets and civilian aircraft at the Al Banin airport were seen grounded.

    With more on the opposition's growing area of control, Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from the eastern city of Benghazi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.