LPC call from Zliten, June 10
June 10, 2011: LPC call from Zliten resident, current situation in the city.
Earlier today, some of Gaddafi’s goons went to the house of a ‘known’ freedom fighter. They said they wanted to question him so he said OK and said he would tell his family and then go with them peacefully. He re-emerged carrying a gun. He shot a couple of Gaddafi’s men before being killed himself.
Fellow freedom fighters then appeared and the fighting started. They retreated to a large building in the center of the city and were soon beseiged by soldiers. They are still there and right now there is martial law in Zliten. Anyone who goes onto the street will be shot without their allegiance being questioned. Everyone is being held in their homes like prisoners and there is constant gunfire.
Our source managed to reach his family in Zliten and spoke to his sister. They are all terrified and fear what will come next. The forces holding them are the Libyan regular army. They are waiting for the thump on the door as the soldiers are now going door to door and arresting people.