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Civilians arm themselves to support Gaddafi

04-29-2011 14:50 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

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Many Libyan civilians are taking up weapons to support Muammar Gaddafi. In Tarhunah, even women and children are arming themselves to fight against NATO airstrikes.

Patriotism drives this 91-year-old woman. She's determined to learn how to assemble a gun. She says she never touched arms before but has sworn to protect the national sovereignty.

Tarhunah civilian said "The elders told us of Italy's colonization in Libya. A century ago the Italians hung many Libyans. I believe we will be the winner. We all support Gaddafi by worship.Libya and Gaddafi will achieve success in the end!"

In Tarhunah, even women and children are arming themselves
to fight against NATO airstrikes.

Many Libyan civilians are taking up weapons to support
Muammar Gaddafi.

Many Libyans see the NATO airstrikes as the replay of colonization. And they've responded to the government's call to take part in military training to fight for their country.

Tarhunah civilian said "I'm not afraid. We've suffered persecution by enemies. We're confident of Libya's freedom!"

The fervor extends to the children. Primary school students assemble in the square each afternoon and sing national songs.

Guns have replaced books at the teacher's platform. Students are taught how to use them.

Libya's children have been encouraged to join the fight.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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