Friday prayers in Benghazi may have included a few requests for protection from the latest weapons to be deployed by the west to help their cause.
The record of pilotless drone aircraft in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been patchy, with many civilian casualties, but here no-one has a word to say against them.
“My opinion is yes we accept it, we like to have those airplanes to do the job. We may lose civilians, but we need to do the job as soon as possible, we need to get rid of this germ as soon as possible, with any way, with any way we need.”
“Honestly, if it is in the interests of the country and in the interests of the people, then we want it. Unmanned airplanes, or manned airplanes – the most important thing is that it benefits the nation,” were two men’s reactions to the news.
While the drone deployment may help, what many rebels now want to see is troops and weapons, something the west still refuses to consider.