Ex-Gaddafi colonel says regime crumbling
Rebels encircle Tripoli
"Panetta says Qaddafis days are numbered"
But press from other parts of the world:
TRIPOLI, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have declared victory in the stronghold of Misrata
Gadaffi supporters 'retake Misrata'
Tuesday 16 August 2011
Libya: NATO is getting desperate, Misratah liberated from NATO/terrorists
Libyan loyalists say Misrata is liberated
By Lizzie Phelan (16-8-2011)
While the journalists suffering from cabin fever in Tripoli’s Rixos hotel, publish their dreams that imperialism’s lackies (the rebels/rats "tebels") have taken Zawiya, Ghuriyan and Sorman, they are ignoring a decisive moment in the crisis.
That is the liberation of the hitherto rebel-held area of Misratah. Last night the Libyan army moved into the centre of the city and now the rebels are trapped between Misratah and Tawergha. 75 per cent of the city has been secured including the port, which was a lifeline for the rebels to receive shipments of arms and other supplies, as well as being a key transport route for them.
This was confirmed today by government spokesman Dr Moussa Ibrahim and at a press conference by tribal leaders of up to 200 Libyan tribes. This includes the leaders of four of the largest Libyan tribes which make up half the Libyan population: Wafalla, Tarhouna, Zlitan, Washafana. They have all given the allegiance of their tribes to the leader Muammar Gaddafi.
This is pretty cheeky stuff from NATO:
NATO Strongly Condemns Use Of Scud Missile By Qadhafi Forces
Who has been bombing Tripoli and killed civilians?
U.S., U.K., NATO Bombing Libya Every Half Hour
8 June 2011 A spokesman for Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime said missiles struck a cluster of farm buildings in the village of Majar.