Meanwhile, Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi is fiercely fighting to retain control of the capital as he's faced with more defections from his own regime. Sporadic attacks continue across the deserted streets of Tripoli, with reports of uprisings ongoing in nearby towns. After more than a week of revolts, the opposition is consolidating its gains, with demonstrators taking over the east of the country. The UN Security Council and Washington have demanded an immediate end to the violence. The EU is considering sanctions against Libya for Colonel Gaddafi's bloody crackdown on protesters, after some reports say the army used airstrikes against its own people. Several hundred protesters are said to have been killed, but the real death toll is feared to stand at more than a thousand.