July 20, 2011

For Libya's western rebels, high hopes but real struggles

The rebel army in Libya's remote western mountains has grand plans, and in recent months it's gradually inched forward along a chain of mountaintop villages. But a glimpse at its ranks this week showed why it's unlikely to challenge Gadhafi's hold on Tripoli anytime soon: Its supply lines are stretched, it's struggling with cohesion and it seems that its advance may stall as the fasting month of Ramadan approaches in August.

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