Rebels have seized much of the Libyan capital Tripoli as pressure grows on embattled leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.
News reports indicate that rebels surged into the city from the east, south and west, and a rebel spokesman claimed that as little as 15% of the city remains in the hands of the Gaddafi regime.
The spokesman also said that Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam has been captured.
Western leaders have welcomed the news of the rebel advance and called on Gaddafi to end his 41-year reign and leave the country.
Ed Miliband, Labour leader, says Gaddafi regime is crumbling but transition to stable government will be vital.
Sir Menzies Campbell, former Liberal Democrat leader, urges caution and warns that Gaddafi will not go without a fight.
Moussa Ibrahim, Libyan information minister, pledges to protect Tripoli from rebels and blames western leaders for uprising.
Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, vice-chairman of the National Transitional Council, lauds work of rebels in Tripoli.
Douglas Alexander, shadow foreign secretary, warns that plans need to be clear and international in nature.
Alistair Burt, a Foreign Office minister, stresses the importance of preserving civil order in Libya once Gaddafi regime is gone to the Today programme.