Residences of Libya’s capital, say Moammar Gadhafi’s hold of the country seems to be slipping.
This week rebels bolstered their advance, taking control over the strategic western city of Zawiya and also Gharyan, an important outpost to the south.
According to reports, most of the main roads to the capital have been closed and many residents are trying to flee as rebels are advancing on Tripoli from the west, south and east.
“Clearly, the regime is feeling the pressure, and the opposition is gaining ground each day,” said one U.S. official familiar with the intelligence about Libya. But, he said, “How or when that translates into a tipping point or what the endgame might look like is hard to determine.”