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LIBYA: Underground holding cell discovered, rebels say [Video]

August 25, 2011 | 11:57 am


Libyan rebels claimed to have discovered an underground holding cell Thursday at the Mitiga military base outside Tripoli as Moammar Kadafi remained at large.

The supposed holding cell appears in video posted online Thursday by the Feb17 Voices group sympathetic to the rebel cause. It is titled, "Tyrant's prisons in the underground base Ameitikh."

In the video, rebel fighters can be seen ducking under the dirt-lined entrance to what appeared to be a cement, bunker-type structure. A metal door had been cast aside. On the cement floor, two pallets have been cast aside, pillows strewn across them.


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--Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Video: Rebels explore an underground room allegedly used as a prison at Mitiga military base outside Tripoli on Thursday. Credit: YouTube.