The corpse of Col. Gaddafi is still attracting viewers who flock to the cold store where it is unceremoniously displayed on the floor. Espousing Islamic tradition, the new leaders of Libya remain uncertain what to do with the unburied body.
According to a National Transitional Council brigade commander, Col. Muammer Gaddafi is in Sirte. He claims the information was provided by captured pro-Gaddafi prisoners. He also admitted that claims of Gaddafi's son Mutassim's capture were not true.
It appears surprising that NATO military spokesman Col. Roland Lavoie has expressed such surprise that pro-Gaddafi fighters are putting up a strong resistance in Sirte. They have reason to fear surrender to NTC rebel fighters.
Most of Sirte, including Ibn Sina hospital, is now under the control of NTC fighters. The hospital which had been blasted by shells during the fighting was described as "a holocaust, not a hospital" by a doctor.
National Transitional Council fighters have launched a final assault on Sirte. Although they have control of much of the city they have met fierce resistance from pro-Gaddafi fighters, and resentment from fleeing civilians.
NATO ministers and partners met today in Brussels to discuss their ongoing involvement in Libya. Despite the predictions from U.S. Army General Carter Ham that NATO would cease their involvement from today, NATO has committed to continuing action.
Widespread looting has broken out in the Sirte suburb of Abu Hadi, in the hands of rebel fighters. Infighting has broken out between eastern fighters and Mistrata rebels who seek revenge on Gaddafi loyalists by stealing, looting and setting homes on fire.
Amidst those trapped in the besieged city of Sirte are 5,000 refugees who fled from Tawergah, where they claim they faced ethnic cleansing. The black African Libyan's of Tawergah are fearful of reprisals if caught by the NTC troops.
It appears that news of the capture of Gaddafi's spokesman, Moussa Ibrahim, was premature. Although an NTC commander announced Ibrahim was caught on Thursday, the fighters' high command now say that he was not captured.
Moussa Ibrahim, spokesman for Colonel Gaddafi and his former government, has reportedly been captured outside Sirte by NTC rebel troops. Ibrahim shot to fame across the world with his daily briefings from Libya.
Colonel Gaddafi has released a statement assuring loyalists he remains in Libya and is fighting alongside them. Moussa Ibrahim also states that the ousted leader is "happy that he is doing his part in this great saga of resistance."
It is now a month since Tripoli fell and the “Great Guide” was unceremoniously guided from power. But his forces refuse to give in and they are fighting back with much more determination and with much more popular support than witnessed before
As fighters mass on the outskirts of Gaddafi's last strongholds the odds look to be overwhelmingly on the side of the rebel forces. But it is a game with high stakes and much of the future of the revolution could rest on the outcome.
Last week NATO shamelessly weighed-in on the side of the rebels with the help of special forces on the ground. Without it, the rebels would never have won. There is now talk that NATO has broken international law. So what role did they really play?