July 20, 2011 3:21 PM

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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