RussiaToday | Sep 16, 2011
Rebel forces in Libya claim they are advancing in Colonel Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte – one of the last loyalist bastions. Several thousand opposition fighters, backed by tanks and heavy weapons, have reportedly launched an offensive on the city. Russia says it’s time to lift the UN-imposed no fly-zone in Libya, which was introduced to save civilians. Anti-war activists, though, maintain that NATO’s role has nothing to do with any humanitarian mission.