The people of Benghazi discovered on Sunday the true horror of the repression when they found the bodies in the Al-Fudhail bin Omar base. Five soldiers were burnt to a crisp by other soldiers.
[Another one of our Observers in Benghazi also confirmed the reports to FRANCE24.]
WARNING THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES.
In the video a man from the mob yells out that they are now in control of the military barracks. He says Tripoli will be the next city to fall.
Protesters were able to take the city of Benghazi with help from the police. However, there were still [pro-Gaddafi] soldiers inside the barracks. Those who disobeyed orders, meaning those who refused to fire at Libyan civilians were punished.
No one knows exactly when the bodies were burned. In Benghazi, everyone knows that you risk being punished if you refuse to kill Libyan civilian demonstrators”.
Translation of the dialogue in the video:
A man is heard screaming.
“G-d is great, these are martyrs”.
“Look. How many are there”?
“There is only one G-d! You are a dog [referring to Gaddafi]”
Post written with Peggy Bruguière, journalist at FRANCE 24.