It has been a month since the uprising in Libya began, and now the defiant leader Muammar Gaddafi says a "decisive battle" will end it sooner rather than later.
The anti-government forces are slowly losing control of the territories they had initially managed to secure.
Most of them are average citizens taking up arms fighting against the well-trained and heavily armed forces of Gaddafi.
As the situation on the ground remains tense and fluid, the UN Security Council meets to discuss solutions to the precarious situation in Libya.
Over the weeks, UN members have been considering a range of actions, including a no-fly zone and military intervention.
But Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, says any UN decision is "too late".
Can the opposition survive the diplomatic talk? And is it too late to for a "no-fly" zone over Libya?