1. Libya

    Libyan Rebels Advance on Sirte

    Rebel fighters chant slogans and tear up a portrait of Moammar Gadhafi in his Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli, Libya, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. A defiant Moammar Gadhafi vowed Wednesday to fight on "until victory or martyrdom," as rebel fighters tried to end scattered attacks by regime loyalists in the nervous capital.  (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

    Sergey Ponomarev / AP Photos

    The fight for Tripoli still is not quite over: Gaddafi loyalists are fighting a rearguard campaign with snipers and mortars against rebels, who control most of the capital city. The action is moving on, however, to Sirte, Gaddafi’s birthplace. About 1,000 fighters are holding out against the rebels, much to their surprise: They figured Gaddafi’s support would evaporate once they held Tripoli. “Apparently it's personal,” one rebel told the BBC. “They must believe in this guy.” Rebels are hoping negotiations in Sirte can avoid further fighting.

    Read it at The Telegraph