When a Libyan woman burst into the Tripoli hotel where foreign journalists convened, her story of rape at the hands of Gadhafi's militia men was heard around the world. Correspondent for The New York Times David Kirkpatrick was there. Her story is that she was abducted and tortured, but government officials are saying that she’s a prostitute with a long criminal record. She was beaten and dragged away by security officials. David Kirkpatrick says that Libyan officials had said that reporters would be able to talk to her again, but that this is unlikely.
Meanwhile, under allied cover, rebel forces appear to be advancing on Sirte, which is Gadhafi's hometown. They haven't taken the city yet, but are closing in and there is anticipation of heavy fighting both in Sirte and eventually, in Tripoli.