In this photo taken July 6, rebel forces chief commander Abdel Fattah Younes speaks during a rally in the rebel-held city of Benghazi, Libya. Libya's rebel leadership council announced the death of Younes on Thursday, hours after he was arrested by the rebels for questioning about suspicions his family still had ties to Moammar Gadhafi's regime. Sergey Ponomarev/AP hide caption

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Specially selected rebel fighters march through the streets of Zintan, Libya. These rebels will be trained in urban combat in anticipation of an expected move toward Tripoli. Jonathan Levinson for NPR hide caption

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Milad Saadi clears the dirt around a brick of plastic explosives that he discovered lying on top of a T-AB-1 anti-personnel mine. Jonathan Levinson for NPR hide caption

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Mabruk Eshnuk (left) and his son Malik left their home in Pittsburgh to volunteer and fight with rebels in western Libya's Nafusa Mountains. Ayman Oghanna for NPR hide caption

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Libyan rebels gather at the front line on the eastern ridge of the Nafusah Mountains in Western Libya on Sunday. Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Libyan clean their weapons under a bridge near Bir Ayyad, a town approximately 25 miles from Zintan in the western mountains of Libya, on June 26. Colin Summers/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A store owner in a Gaza City market. Israel has eased the blockade of Gaza over the past year, and more commercial goods are reaching the territory. Jonathan Levinson for NPR hide caption

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