Many Gaddafi loyalists wounded in the battle for Tripoli are now in the same hospital in the Libyan capital. We can not name it for security reasons but our correspondent, Jamel Ezzedini, has been able to talk to some of the patients.
Among them is Mustafa Saeed Awedat. His father is an important military commander whose clan is close enough to that of the Gaddafi’s to make him part of the family.
Mustafa told euronews he had only taken part in fighting in Tripoli and had not left the city.
“I want to send a message to all the Libyan people, to my family, to my people to my brothers. They all love Muammar Gaddafi and should still love him but without bloodshed. And those who support the rebels can stay with the rebels also without bloodshed,” he said.
“The February 17 revolution came with freedom and democracy. Don’t let freedom of speech be built on blood between you, and don’t let it be like my legs,” he added, pulling back the blanket to reveal heavily bandaged limbs.
“Don’t let the hatred between you make you enemies. It’s not like people say, that Libya is many tribes. Libya is one tribe – it’s the tribe of Libya.”
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