Libyan troops train civilians

Libyan forces show volunteers how to use machine guns and grenade launchers, as Gaddafi's government arms the civilian population.

By REUTERS
April 28, 2011 17:55

 
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A man takes position and fires an RPG into the desert. Amid cries of God is Greatest, another man comes to take his place.

These are members of Libya's volunteer army, being trained by Muammar Gaddafi's forces to fight any NATO ground invasion.

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And in this garden a group of around 80 men -- from teenagers to tribal elders -- watch as soldiers demonstrate how machine guns and grenade launchers work.

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