Kadhafi új hadereje: Tinédzserekkel és nőkkel akadályoztatják a felkelőket Tripoli bevételében

A female Libyan soldier fires in the air during Libyan's leader Muammar Gaddafi supporters march, protesting the coalition air strikes, in front of his compound Bab al-Aziziya in Tripoli, June 7, 2011. Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters

Kadhafiék iskoláslányokat ragadnak ki a padból és kényszerítenek arra, hogy “a haza elfoglalására irányuló külföldi konspiráció”-t megakadályozzák.

Gaddafi’s New Forces: The Teenagers and Women Keeping Libya’s Rebels from Taking Tripoli. By Steven Sotloff / Benghazi. Time, Friday, July 08. 2011

“They told us al-Qaeda fighters infiltrated the country,” the shy 16-year old says, standing in a non-descript building in the coastal city of Misratah where rebels are holding their prisoners. Murad nervously bites his nails as he relates how forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi plucked him out of school and shipped him to fight at the front against a “foreign conspiracy aimed at occupying the country.” With half of his country controlled by rebel forces, Gaddafi is having difficulty finding soldiers to fight his battles. Without an effective standing army, he has increasingly relied on teen soldiers, African mercenaries, and more recently women, to defend his 42-year rule.

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