(Euronews: 0200 PST, February 28, 2011) Libya's uprising is moving ever closer to Tripoli with rebels taking Zawiyah. There are reports that troops loyal to Gaddafi are waiting to launch a counter-attack. Zawiyah's strategic significance lies in it being only 50 kilometres from the Libyan leader's stronghold in the capital Tripoli.
But each gain for the rebels has not been without cost. Fierce fighting has left an unconfirmed number dead. A doctor told reporters that he had been in Zawiyah for three days and he had seen 24 people shot dead.
Tobruk's People - Driven to Rebel
(Euronews: 0200 PST, February 28, 2011) Although Tobruk is an impoverished city it has a reputation for being a bastion of resistance. In the last century Tobruk was the final town to fall under the control of an Italian colonial administration. One local resident said: "This time the revolution was sparked for economic reasons as well as the absence of free of speech, the situation of the country was in a deplorable state." As the fight continued the city's prison was raised to the ground.