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Libya rebels poised for push towards Tripoli

Buoyed by French arms drops and intensified Nato air strikes on the regime's frontline armour, Libya's rebel army said it is poised for an offensive that could put it within striking distance of Tripoli.

world Updated: Jul 04, 2011 00:21 IST

Buoyed by French arms drops and intensified Nato air strikes on the regime's frontline armour, Libya's rebel army said it is poised for an offensive that could put it within striking distance of Tripoli.

The rebels' announcement late yesterday came as a prolonged deadlock on the battlefield prompted mounting pressure from countries outside the Nato-led coalition for a negotiated solution to a conflict that has dragged on for four and a half months.