Spotlight on the Libyan rebels(25 images)

With the capture of Tripoli and continued success, as slow as it may be at times, the rebel forces in Libya have achieved a series of military and diplomatic victories over the past several months following after the Arab Spring.

Libyan fighters loyal to the new regime in the desert before heading to the frontline in the nearby city of Sirte in eastern Libya, on September 23, 2011 , one of the last hold-outs of the the ousted dictator Moamer Kadhafi's forces. Desperate residents fled Moamer Kadhafi's hometown Sirte on Friday, as fighters of Libya's interim government probed the city's eastern outskirts in anticipation of a final assault on one of the fallen leader's two remaining bastions. UPI/ Amru Taha | License Photo
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