More cities come under protesters control


More and more cities are coming under the control of anti government protesters but amid ever larger numbers of casualties. Tripoli now appears to be isolated and is the target of the protesters who say that it could be over within a few days.

Meanwhile the vacuum created by a lack of government is being fought over already. One group of protesters has established a Libyan National Council. The ex justice minister Mustafa Abdel Jalil, who has defected to the anti government movement, is said to have formed an interim government.

At least one group representing the youth, the Libyan Youth Movement, has said that it is too early to think about forming a new government until Tripoli is taken.

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