Saturday, February 26, 2011

Libyan Soldiers 'Burned Alive' By Comrades - 26th Feb 2011

Dozens of Libyan soldiers who refused to fight protesters in the city of Benghazi were burned alive by their own forces, residents have told Sky News.

We were shown a room containing charred bodies which anti-government demonstrators claimed were the remains of 13 troops.

Residents added that there were a total of 67 bodies in the former military compound, which appears to be more evidence of crimes against humanity.

The city, in the east of the country, is Libya’s second largest and is now under the control of anti-regime groups after they overwhelmed dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces.

A soldier has admitted he opened fire on crowds. He said he and his comrades were threatened with death if they refused to shoot. Read More