RussiaToday on Oct 4, 2011
Libya’s new rulers have named temporary cabinet ministers to govern the country until it is fully secured. Meanwhile their forces continue to lay siege to the few remaining Gaddafi strongholds. The National Transitional Council now controls most of the country, but still faces fierce resistance in Sirte, Bani Walid and pockets in the southern desert. After a two day ceasefire to allow residents to leave, NTC forces attempted further attacks on, the ousted colonel’s hometown, Sirte. The Red Cross has warned of a humanitarian disaster as the town is running out of medical supplies, food and water. Patrick Henningsen – Managing Editor of the news website, 21st Century Wire, says there is a huge power struggle within the Transitional National Council.