A chaotic and apparently ill-coordinated effort by rebels to track down Moammar Gaddafi is being led by competing factions of military commanders and bounty hunters, as well as Libyan commandos commissioned by civilian leaders.

Libyans involved in the hunt say they are not getting much help from NATO, despite the alliance’s state-of-the-art electronic and aerial surveillance methods. Instead, they are relying on a deluge of human intelligence from informers and witnesses, but seem to be struggling to sift, process and share all the information that is coming in…

Meanwhile, wire service and local news reports on Tuesday said two military convoys were headed from Libya into neighboring Niger. Reuters, citing military sources from France and Niger, reported that scores of Libyan army vehicles had crossed the desert frontier into Niger, south of Libya, in what was thought to be a plan to find asylum for Gaddafi in neighboring Burkina Faso.