On Monday pro-Gaddafi forces attacked rebel forces by implementing air strikes in the rebel controlled oil port city of Ras Lanuf. According to a Reuters report, one of the air strikes destroyed a car and killed at least one person. Libyan rebels also have taken power in the cities of Al Bayda, Benghazi, Misurata and Tobruk.
According to Libyan government officials there are 75,000 to 100,000 loyal troops; however, reports estimate there are 10,000 to 15,000 loyal troops to Gadhafi’s regime.
Gadhafi opposition rebel, Awad Juma claims, “I’m confident that we can remove him, it’s just a matter of time. Everybody remembers that unarmed civilians started this in Benghazi with bare hands and they forced him out of Benghazi. If we did it in all these cities, we can do it in Tripoli and all over Libya.”
On Thursday NATO defense ministers are set to meet to discuss the UK and French proposition of installing a UN resolution of a no-fly zone over Libya.