Libyan rebels train in boot camp

By REUTERS
June 19, 2011 09:58

Youths in Misrata train to join the rebel fighters in their battle against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.




Libyan rebels train at a Misrata boot camp.

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Libyan youths have been training at military camp in Misrata in their fight against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces.

The new recruits learn the basics of warfare in the camp.

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"We train the youths who are volunteers. We give them military training and teach them the basics, then we give them weapons for the field," Trainer Faraj Ibrahim said.

The trainees learn to use rocket launchers and RPG's.

Rebels have made several gains in Libya in the past few weeks, but remain far from seizing their ultimate prize -- Gaddafi's powerbase of Tripoli -- despite air support from NATO.

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