Don’t overestimate the military dimension, the law matters too:
In what may be the most significant development of the civil war since the Western airstrikes began, the rebels just declared the formation of a new “Libyan Oil Company,” and “the designation of the Central Bank of Benghazi as a monetary authority competent in monetary policies in Libya.”
This is really important. It means that a rebel government, recognized by France, now has an oil company and a central bank.
Here is more. The next step is to get them targeting nominal gdp.