The people of Benghazi in the east of Libya may be free but they know there is still some way to go before the whole country is rid of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s rule.
With reports that forces loyal to the Libyan leader are massing for a counter attack near the Tunisian border, many Benghazis are signing up as volunteers to help their brethren in the west of the country.
In Libya most men have done compulsory military service and are armed for the fight.
But automatic weapons are of little use against aerial bombings so hopes are being pinned on the international community enforcing a no-fly zone to keep the air force out of the skies.
The focus of the fighting is expected to be near Nalut, where Gaddafi troops are said to be getting ready to retake the city.
On the outskirts of Zawiyah brigades commanded by Gaddafi’s son Khamis were reported to be blocking the road to Tripoli in a bid to reinforce his father’s last stronghold.