A general who had joined the protesters in the Benghazi has told Reuters that his forces are ready to help demonstrators in Tripoli if necessary.
“Our brothers in Tripoli say: ‘We are fine so far, we do not need help’. If they ask for help we are ready to move,” said General Ahmed el-Gatrani.
Groups of demonstrators are reportedly starting to move westwards to join other demonstrators near Tripoli. The Guardian reports that this sets the stage for “a final assault on the capital – perhaps within weeks”