France has attacked a rebel hideout in Gao, north Mali's largest city, intensifying a security lockdown against guerrilla attacks.
The Libyan rebel city of Misrata was relatively calm on Tuesday but braced for new attacks by Gaddafi forces as an ultimatum to surrender ended.
The Libyan rebel city of Misrata braced for a new bombardment by Muammar Gaddafi's forces on Tuesday as an ultimatum for its surrender expired.
Libya's tribes urged Muammar Gaddafi on Wednesday to cede power.
Libyan rebels appear to be gaining ground against Muammer Gaddafii, the British defence minister said, despite a deadly attack on Misrata port.
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi remained defiant on Tuesday after his compound was hit by Nato bombs.