GENEVA - Humanitarian aid workers said on
Tuesday a rapid resolution to the Libyan conflict would help
them bring urgent help to the residents of Tripoli, where
medicine and fuel supplies have run low and many foreigners have
Any prolongation of the conflict in Tripoli could be
disastrous, since the civilian population faces much greater
risks from continued fighting than they have during the past six
months of a slowly tightening siege.
Gaddafi's four decades of absolute power appeared over on
Tuesday as rebels burst into his compound in Tripoli after a
fierce battle with a loyalist rearguard.
But there was no word on the fate of the Libyan leader and
the potential for further fighting, especially after premature
claims of rebel gains, have made aid agencies wary of lowering