LIBYA

Rebels Launch Offensive in Sirte

Here we go again. Libya’s revolutionary forces launched another offensive against Sirte, Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown. The National Transitional Council said that they expect to takeover Sirte within days. Several battles for the city have taken place, but they have so far been unsuccessful. Meanwhile, the deputy head of the Tripoli Military Council resigned Friday. One council member said, “He resigned due to differences with the NTC on the planning of the security of Tripoli. We are the official governing body and the efforts of the revolutionaries that fought for the liberation are appreciated but the command must be centralized.”