April 5, 2011
The first export of oil from rebel-held areas of eastern Libya for almost three weeks is due to begin later. Libya’s opposition groups are making plans to load a tanker believed to have now docked at a terminal near Tobruk. It comes as Nato air strikes were reported against pro-Gaddafi forces and rebels gathered near the town of Brega. Libya’s government has remained defiant, with an envoy who is visiting Europe insisting that Col Muammar Gaddafi will not step down.