In one of the last outposts of resistance to Libya's revolution, Sirte, home town of Muammar Gaddafi, his loyalists have been given four days to surrender.
Speaking about the ultimatum at a press conference on Tuesday, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the head of Libya's National Transitional Council said,
"By Saturday, if there are no peaceful indications for implementing this, we will decide this matter militarily.
"We do not wish to do so but we cannot wait longer".
In other parts of Libya on Tuesday, life seemed to be returning to some calm, with its residents streaming out on the streets to do their shopping for the Eid festival that starts in Libya on Wednesday.
Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Benghazi.