(Al Jazeera English: 0648 PST, March 28, 2011) The rebels continue to advance towards Sirte. They have swept along the coast claiming town after town. At each place, there have been celebrations before the convoy moves on.
There has been no fighting. Gaddafi forces have melted away, leaving behind weapons the rebels have gratefully snapped up. One of those involved in the surge says for many taking Tripoli is now the only thing that matters.