In the Libyan rebel stronghold Misrata, kids as young as ten and eleven contribute to the cause of anti-Gaddafi forces by cleaning their weapons and sending them back to the battlefield. “We make it safe, first,” says one eleven year old, “Then we clean it and we send it to a revolutionary. May God help them win.”
Rebel forces currently control certain parts of the country, but rebel forces say that NATO aid is insufficient and slow to arrive. The forces fighting Gaddafi loyalists are often poorly organized and must rely heavily on civilian support.