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Rebel fighters celebrate in the desert outside a military base near Bani Walid, Libya, on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. More than a hundred armed vehicles left from Misrata rebel outposts Saturday morning on a mission to overtake a loyalist army ground forces base near Bani Walid, a stronghold of Col. Moammar Gadhafi. (AP Photo/Gaia Anderson)
Photo by: Gaia Anderson
Rebel fighters celebrate in the desert outside a military base near Bani Walid, Libya, on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. More than a hundred armed vehicles left from Misrata rebel outposts Saturday morning on a mission to overtake a loyalist army ground forces base near Bani Walid, a stronghold of Col. Moammar Gadhafi. (AP Photo/Gaia Anderson)

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