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Libyan rebels parade captured soldiers for cameras

After suffering five days of coalition attacks, the Libyan air force no longer exists as a fighting unit, according to the officer leading the British air operation.

Thousands of people gathered on the streets of Benghazi, the opposition stronghold, to thank Britain, France, America and other nations for the military action of recent days.

Dozens of government troops have been detained by rebels in the city - some have been paraded in front of TV cameras.

The BBC's Ian Pannell reports.

  • 23 Mar 2011
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