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11. ZAWIYAH: Disturbing accounts are emerging about brutality at the hands of Gaddafi's men

"Gaddafi's battalions have deployed checkpoints at every crossroad and street in the city," rebel spokesman Ibrahim said by telephone from Zawiyah, which fell to Gaddafi last week.



They kidnap young men, old men, anyone below the age of 50 or 60, whether an engineer or a simple construction worker, and they are taken to an unknown location.

Thousands have disappeared like that since they have taken the city. Shops are closed and the humanitarian situation is very bad. Residents are scared to leave their homes. Kidnappings and beatings are widespread.

I can't give you an exact number of how many people were kidnapped, tortured or killed. But they mainly carry out these attacks against civilians suspected of hiding weapons or supporting the rebels.

It's a ghost town. Gaddafi's men are still firmly in control but they are facing resistance from the rebels in some streets.



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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindi...





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