Libya Live Blog
Libya - Oct 18, 2011 - 07:53
Good morning, welcome to Al Jazeera's live rolling coverage as rebels keep up the hunt for deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Here is a summary of significant developments:
• Libyan fighters have claimed victory after capturing 95 per cent of the last remaining Gaddafi strongholds - Bani Walid.
• The strategic town fell after three days of intense fighting but small pockets of resistance remain.
• The coastal city of Sirte still remains in the hands of pro-Gaddafi fighters.
• Sirte is a key goal for the National Transitional Council, which has said it will not proclaim Libya's liberation and begin preparing for the transition to an elected government until the city is completely under its control.
Scenes of jubilation and euphoria enveloped Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley: