Libyan Rebels Play Football

Pro-Gadhafi forces are in heated battles with rebels who are trying to advance west toward Gadhafi’s hometown and stronghold of Sirte. The battles happened after pro-government forces strikes on the rebels with heavy tank and artillery on Monday. It is expected that the battle for Sirte will end Gadhafi’s 42-year rule. While civilians have been suffering from gunfire and burning houses, Libyan rebels play football peacefully at the last check point before the strategic eastern town of Ajdabiya, a flashpoint where rebels are battling Kadhafi’s forces on March 23. Despite the danger of war, these soldiers still live with their passion – football.

There is no necessary condition for a football game. The highway is used as the football field by Libyan rebels

This highway is located in the city of Ajdabiya where rebels gained after heated battles with pro-Gadhafi forces

Rebel soldiers stopped their cars on the roadside to play soccer. A soldier even held an anti-tank shell when he was playing the game.

Before the war, football was a popular sport in this country. Gadhafi’s government used to spend a lot of money for Tripoli capital to host the Italian Super Cup 2002.

Libya is engulfed by fire from the civil war between pro-Gadhafi’s forces and Libyan rebels.

Libyan civilians also suffer from gunfire and burning houses by United States, United Kingdom and France.

The no-fly zone has been established on March 19 due to the requirement of Western nations in order to protect Libyan civilians.

The war in Libya can not be stopped immediately because Gadhafi’s government has not been overturned.

 

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