Opposition forces near Sirte
Opposition forces are nearing Sirte, the home town of President Gaddafi. The Libyan army are said to be digging in for a showdown whilst NATO controlled air forces continue to bomb key strategic sites. Sirte is approximately half way between Benghazi the rebel stronghold and Tripoli the Libyan capital.
Whilst western diplomats are seeking to find a political solution to the conflict Qatar has decided to recognise the Libyan Transitional National Council as the legitimate representatives of the Libyan people.