The Bodies Pile Up In Libya

Enduring America:

A doctor in Benghazi says there have been 44 bodies at Al Jala Hospital. All are between 13 and 35 years. Most died from head, chest and/or abdomen wounds from high-velocity rounds. The doctor adds that protesters are in control of the building where the snipers are located and will track them down. Asked if the demonstrators will kill captured security forces, he replies, "Of course."

The Guardian:

Local cleric Abellah al-Warfali told al-Jazeera that he had a list of 16 people being buried, most with bullet wounds to the head and chest.
I saw with my own eyes a tank crushing two people in a car. They hadn't done any harm to anyone.


Though signs are hopeful for demonstrators in Bahrain, the scenes in Libya are bleaker. Human Rights Watch reports that 84 people have been killed there over the past three days, 35 of them last night.

AJE's live-blog here. A report on the latest violence:

Libyan forces have reportedly opened fire at a funeral in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least 15 people and injuring scores more as protests against Muammar Gaddafi, the country's long-time ruler, continued. The victims on Saturday were mourning the loss of protesters who had been killed during anti-government demonstrations in the city during the past week, witnesses told Al Jazeera.


Reports from Libya are horrific. It shld be getting more attention, but we journalists can't get visas. I'll keep trying.