Senior officials within Libya’s interim government believe Col. Muammar Gaddafi is hiding out in the southern region of the country, possibly near the Algerian border. On Tuesday, Libya’s revolutionary forces delivered $16 million to the remote southern city of Sabha in an effort to flush out encamped Gaddafi loyalists. Pro-Gaddafi forces also still hold the towns of Bani Walid and Sirte. The White House, meanwhile, has extended a program to secure and destroy Libya’s stockpile of surface-to-air missiles. Libya possessed approximately 20,000 of the missiles before the uprising began in February. In Belgium, a NATO spokesperson said Libya’s National Transitional Council has taken control of securing Gaddafi’s chemical stockpile.
Roland Lavoie: “The NTC is now controlling facilities containing Libya’s remaining stockpile of chemical and nuclear-related agents. We are confident that allies and international organization that are in contact with the NTC are working to ensure that Libyans’ governing authorities can take full control of any proliferation, sensitive material that is left, and that they start planning for their safe disposal.”