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Libyan rebels 'make desert gains'

Libyan rebels have reportedly taken control of the village of Gualish, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) south-west of the capital, Tripoli.

The small desert settlement is a crucial step towards the larger garrison town of Garyan, which controls the main road towards the capital.

The rebels want to topple Colonel Gaddafi's regime, but within the broad opposition alliance there are also ethnic and tribal factors at play.

Mark Doyle reports.

  • 07 Jul 2011
  • From the section Africa