Shocking Photos and Videos from Libya. “…to live and die in Libya…”

Muammar Gaddafi’s oldest son, Saif al-Islam, said, “Plan A is to live and die in Libya, Plan B is to live and die in Libya, Plan C is to live and die in Libya.”

View images below from the streets published on Twitter. Warning: Extremely graphic.

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Shocking Photos and Video From Libya

Tripoli is once again in chaos as militias loyal to Muammar Gaddafi opened fire on protesters as they streamed out of mosques after Friday prayers. Text messages circled around the capital urging residents to return to the streets, which they have been avoiding since regime launched a brutal, bloody response earlier this week. One Facebook group urging demonstrators to march had over 85,000 members. Marchers left their mosques and converged on Tripoli’s Green Square, where they were showered with bullets, killing four. The opposition movement now holds Benghazi, the country’s second largest city, where tens of thousands of people came out to support the first demonstrators in Tripoli in several days. In response, the Gaddafi regime is continuing to dig in: In an interview to be aired on CNNTurk on Friday, Muammar Gaddafi’s oldest son, Saif al-Islam, said, “Plan A is to live and die in Libya, Plan B is to live and die in Libya, Plan C is to live and die in Libya.”

View images below from the streets published on Twitter. Warning: Extremely graphic.

Despite an all-out media blackout where Libyan citizens cannot access Facebook, Twitter, or even Al Jazeera, a flood of graphic images and video continued to leak out of the embattled African nation that bear witness to a regime’s brutal crackdown on protesters calling for the end of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s 41-year rule. These are being passed along, person-to-person on Twitter, alongside warnings that caution to the graphic extent of the material, and calls for Gaddafi to be overthrown.

Many of these videos and photos depict extreme bodily injuries. They are caused, it is said, by an army employing a brutal campaign of suppression—a mix of sniper attacks, fire from helicopter gunships, bombs, and artillery fire meant for tanks. Others show gaping wounds—the result of high-caliber ammo allegedly being used by African mercenaries brought in for thousands of dollars a day.

A series of morgue images have also leaked out, many by one user on Twitter, which depict the bodies of protesters, some cut in two—mutilation the result of the type of ammunition being used on the crowds.

These are “EXTREMELY GRAPHIC,” as the warnings often say, but given their matter of historical importance, they are now evidence to a brutal crackdown. Please continue viewing this post with caution. The most graphic photos and videos are posted on page two.

1. “it’s live ammunition only”

amazing that we didn’t see the rubber bullets in libya at all to resist protesters. it’s live ammunition only.less than a minute ago via EchofonAli Tweel

2. “Allah help me …”

NPR’s Andy Carvin shares this video from a Twitter user showing a fire fight in the streets near Souk Al Juma, Tripoli.

3. “shaheed in fashloom tripoli today”

A short video posted to Facebook shows the body of a man lying in the street in Fashloom, Tripoli.

4. “After Friday prayers”

Powerful gunshots ring out on a tree-lined street in Tripoli, Libya, after Friday prayers today. The crowd scatters in all directions as they cameraman runs down an alley with approximately 20 others protesters. Shouts and whistles can be heard coming from all directions.

5. “Friday market today after Friday prayers and the fall of a martyr”

Another gruesome video depicts the body of a fallen middle-aged, well-dressed Libyan, his head lying just feet from a car with its door ajar. A river of blood pools up to his left side. The video cuts to show a bullet-riddled red Hyundai, suggesting this man was shot while driving or parked on the side of the road.

6. Intense firefight: “Tripoli clashes Friday”

A 1:00-minute video shows Tripoli, Libya, in a state of total warfare. Protesters can be heard chanting in unison and walking through the streets as powerful explosions and gunfire erupt in the background.



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