Libyan Rebels Change Strategy

Tripoli, Sep 14. -Libyan rebels announced on Wednesday a 2-day truce in Bani Walid in an attempt to change the strategy due to the resistance of those loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi, as new political differences are emerging among their lines.Spokespersons of the National Transitional Council (NTC), the organization that led the armed uprising against the government of Gaddafi, noted that the temporary cessation of hostilities seeks to give time for civilians to flee fro Bani Walid.

To achieve this goal, rebels set in motion a persuasion campaign directed to the population with camouflaged messages referring to the humanitarian aid they are trying to send from the outskirts of this city given the fact that they have not been able to take over the central and south areas, some sources reported.

However, other reports underline that rebels paralyzed their operations to reorganize their forces, wait for reinforcements and try to finally take over the main pro-Gaddafiâ�Ös strongholds in the country.

Bani Walid, Sabha, Jufra and Sirte, Gaddafiâ�Ös hometown, are the four Libyan strongholds the rebels have not been able to take over despite they are backed by NATO air raids. (Prensa Latina)