On Thursday 17 February, a popular uprising against the Gaddafi regime erupted in Libya. In many of
the eastern towns and cities, Gaddafi thugs were ousted, and a new ‘council of representatives’ took
over.
In Benghazi the Katiba (battalion) tried to impose Gaddafi’s will, both from inside the confines of the
barracks and by sending out armed patrols into the city streets. The use of roof top snipers and antiaircraft
guns on the Libyan people was to become common.
This book is a small insight into those momentous events.