As it happened: Libya conflict

Key points

  • Rebel fighters have been moving towards the capital, Tripoli, from the east and the west, following their recent gains
  • They have captured a key army base on the road to Tripoli, seizing large amounts of arms
  • The rebels were halted in their advance from the west, retreating under heavy fire in Maya
  • New clashes have been reported in Tripoli following clashes in several districts overnight
  • In an audio message on state TV, Col Gaddafi said he would stay in Tripoli until the end
  • The regime earlier called for an immediate ceasefire, saying Nato faces having blood on its hands

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