Libyan fighters who said they had tried to negotiate a peaceful transfer of power of Bani Walid, a key city still controlled by supporters of fugitive leader Muammar Gaddafi, have told Al Jazeera that talks had reached a stalemate and that the final push is going to happen in the next 24 hours.
According to members of the National Transitional Council, the talks failed mid-day on Sunday after numerous attempts to move forward with a bloodless handover of control.
Mahmoud Abdul Aziz, a political analyst and one of those on the negotiation team.
Gaddafi's people who catch our people and who stay against our revolution [are] in Bani Walid," said Mahmoud Abdul Aziz, a political analyst and one of those on the negotiation team.
"Their time is over," he said, adding: "The push is going to happen in the next 24 hours."