Rebel forces in Libya appear to have made some significant gains over the weekend, pushing into towns west and south of the capital, Tripoli. If they can hold them — and the Libyan government says its forces will hit back and re-capture the lost areas soon — then Tripoli will essentially be cut off from the rest of the world.
The military action, along with the sanctions, is beginning to have an impact on daily life in the capital Tripoli. The BBC's Matthew Price, in Tripoli, has been speaking to people about the effect on morale.
- BBC: Libya Crisis
- Matthew Price, BBC reporter in Tripoli's Green Square
This segment aired on August 16, 2011.