Colonel Ali Aya
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Inside a Libyan rebel training camp

In the rebel stronghold of Benghazi troops are finishing their training before being sent off to the front line.

At the start of the uprising, men were going to fight with no experience at all.

But now they are given a two-month training programme.

Colonel Ali Ayad, who is in charge of the 600 men of the Libya Free Martyrs brigade, spoke to the BBC.

  • 23 May 2011
  • From the section Africa
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