As Libyan rebels continue their hunt for Col. Muammar Qaddafi, the fighters have also wrested control of the border crossing into Tunisia, west of Tripoli. That victory should provide anti-Qaddafi forces with a strategic supply route to the capital, where fighting continues in an effort to rid the city of remaining supporters of the regime.
New supply routes might also mean an improvement in the increasingly bleak humanitarian crisis within Tripoli. Reports of chaos and disruption continued to mount this weekend. The BBC's Wyre Davies reported Friday on a hospital that had become a dumping ground for bodies, including young men as well as women and children.
The rest of the city is suffering under a lack of basic supplies, including diesel to power electric generators and fuel for cooking, the network reported Saturday.
Meanwhile, both sides are reporting massacres and atrocities. Bodies were found in the streets in Tripoli Friday, and The New York Times reported that a cluster of 30 dead pro-Qaddafi fighters included "at least two were bound with plastic handcuffs, suggesting that they had been executed."