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Major force in the NATO campaign to support the rebels national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin has more on the US role and what she's hearing at the Pentagon dream job.
Good evening Brett 24 hours ago there were reports the rebels controlled 95% of the city.
Now there are signs that cannot these forces are attempting to fight back late this afternoon they fired scud missile near -- hometown -- -- The opposition -- few shots except in celebration as they moved from the east and south and west.
More quickly than expected -- to Tripoli.
-- off these feared hobbies brigade.
Melted away putting up little resistance before they knew -- the rebels took control of Green square renaming it martyrs square.
But there were still holdouts.
The movement without -- -- and -- the real moment of victory is look at that you statute we hope that He is captured the life.
So that He will be given a fair trial.
An uprising which began in February in the eastern city of -- Ghazi swept into the capital five months after the US France Italy and Britain.
And military operations on March 19.
On March 31 NATO took control of the bombing campaign.
US contribution shifting to intelligence surveillance and refueling missions the UN resolution never authorize the overthrow of Qaddafi.
The problem whether it is we've never used decisive force to do that and we never put and ground teams -- -- facilitate.
Very effective targeting.
Of our our aircraft the -- State ground forces that He had that protracted.
The war today the Pentagon said it has no plans to put American boots on the ground.
NATO plans to keep flying in preventing illegal arms shipments into Libya until the UN can take over.
It's probably foolish to expect the velvet revolution where they just moved smoothly from here -- pure democracy but they've got lots of money.
And a very small population Libya has forty billion dollars in annual oil revenues and the opposition transitional national council.
Has already said those countries to help them will be given an opportunity to invest.
The State Department is now in talks to unfreeze Libyan funds.
This is -- is money that was frozen.
Because it had been under the control.
Of the tyrant conducting some estimates suggest there's a 150 to 200 billion dollars.
In funds that Qaddafi is hidden in various places around the world.
There are investments in the US reportedly they are approximately 35 billion in funds.
The Pentagon has spent 896.
Million dollars on the Libyan operation and given 25 million dollars in non lethal aid to the rebels -- Jennifer Griffin lot of the Pentagon.
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