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LIBYA: Forces show locals from Tarhuna region how to use light arms, as the Gaddafi government continues to arm the civilian population

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The man squats down and fires. A rocket-propelled grenade shoots into the desert to calls of Allah Akbar, God is Greatest. Another man takes his place.

These are members of the volunteer army being trained by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to...

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TARHUNA, LIBYA (APRIL 27, 2011) (REUTERS)
WIDE OF TRAINING COMPOUND WITH PICTURE OF LIBYAN LEADER MUAMMAR GADDAFI IN FOREGROUND
SOLDIER SHOWING A CIVILIAN A LIGHT MACHINE GUN
GADDAFI SUPPORTERS WAT...

TARHUNA, LIBYA (APRIL 27, 2011) (REUTERS)
WIDE OF TRAINING COMPOUND WITH PICTURE OF LIBYAN LEADER MUAMMAR GADDAFI IN FOREGROUND
SOLDIER SHOWING A CIVILIAN A LIGHT MACHINE GUN
GADDAFI SUPPORTERS WATCHING
CLOSE UP / PAN OF GADDAFI SUPPORTER TO AK-47
CIVILIANS WATCHING DEMONSTRATION
CLOSEUP OF OLD MAN WITH AK-47
VARIOUS OF SOLDIER SHOWING CIVILIANS HOW TO USE LIGHT MACHINE GUN
CIVILIANS WATCHING DEMONSTRATION
VARIOUS OF CIVILIAN BEING SHOWN LIGHT MACHINE GUN
GADDAFI SUPPORTERS AND SOLDIERS CHANTING FOR GADDAFI
SOLDIER FIRING LIGHT MACHINE GUN ON FIRING RANGE
OIL DRUMS BEING USED AS TARGETS BEING HIT BY BULLETS
SOLDIER FIRING RPG-7 PAN TO EXPLOSION
ANTI AIRCRAFT GUN MOUNTED ON PICKUP TRUCK
SOLDIER FIRING RPG-7 PAN TO EXPLOSION

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UNKNOWN CIVILIAN TRAINER SAYING "In the Tarhuna area we have around fifteen committees and each committee has two squads which are not regular armed forces they are teachers, doctors, farmers, nurses and the self employed."

CIVILIAN FIRING LIGHT MACHINE GUN

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UNKNOWN CIVILIAN TRAINER SAYING "They are being trained as you have just seen on light weapons, from Kalashnikov rifles to RPG's, to machine guns, to anti aircraft guns. They are trained on all of these. If they pass the tests, sometimes the tests are for three days, sometimes for a month, if he passes he goes to armoury and takes his gun immediately."

SOLDIER FIRING RPG-7 PAN TO EXPLOSION
SOLDIERS FIRING ANTI AIRCRAFT GUN FROM PICKUP TRUCK
OIL BARRELS BEING HIT BY ANTI AIRCRAFT AMMUNITION
VARIOUS OF SOLDIERS SPINNING ANTI AIRCRAFT GUN WHILE FIRING INTO AIR

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