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Libyan rebels advance, but troubles await

Qadhafi cannot hang on much longer. But what comes after for Libya and the country’s oil sector? Derek Brower reports

UPDATE 15/07/2011: THE NET is closing on Muammar Qadhafi’s regime. Notwithstanding small setbacks in the Nafusa Mountains, rebel troops are advancing on Tripoli. Nato has widened its attacks, targeting strategic towns across the country. Air support is helping rebels claim new territory. On 15 July, a host of Western powers, including the US and UK recognised the Transitional National Council (TNC), the rebels’ Benghazi-based leadership, as Libya’s legitimate government. This may soon force Qadhafi out. Although the Transitional National Council (TNC), the rebels’ Benghazi-based government, denies a negotiated settlement is being sought, political will outside Libya is building behind peace

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