Rebels are on the outskirts of Az Zawiya and residents of Tripoli are getting out as best they can. Food and fuel are short in Tripoli.
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In the blog entry below one sees families fleeing Tripoli and a police car captured at Az Zawiya. If the rebels can capture Az Zawiya, they can close down supply-routes from Tunisia to the west. Az Zawiya does not support Gaddafi and was in open revolt for months early on. Now, its relief is in sight. That should put a chill on Gaddafi’s supporters. Rebels have advanced in a week more than they advanced in months previously. Let us hope the end is near to save lives.