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With foreign journalists banned form Libya, information on what is happening on the ground is hard to come by and difficult to verify but euronews was able to speak to Mohamed Nabous of Radio Free Libya to ask his perspective. He told us: “We’ve managed to get rid of all government representation here. It’s time for revolt. We are free. We have completely liberated ourselves from the Gaddafi government.“
Amid reports of mercenaries in Libya, particularly in Benghazi, who are terrorising and killing people inside the city, we asked if he could confirm this.
“Yes it’s 100 percent true,” he said. “I have photos and videos to confirm it. We are now holding four foreign mercenaries but we can’t talk with them because we don’t speak their language.
“Popular committees have been set up following the chaos of the last three days. These committees are in charge of ensuring security within the city. It’s the committee which rules here now. It has taken up office in the court building. I should add that the committee has decided to collect all the weapons in the hands of young people to avoid any kind of crime. We’ve done this despite the fact that the people here are united and the young are very well organised. They themselves took this initiative to collect the arms before the committee did.”
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