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Libyan Forces Loyal To Gadhafi Retake Brega

RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

Unidentified Man #2: (Foreign language spoken)

LOURDES GARCIA: Mohammed Khalifa is a 35 year old English teacher who's among the volunteers.

MOHAMMED KHALIFA: We will fight for freedom and honor, to be free. Our country.

GARCIA: Some men here have no military training at all, and others have come all the way from Egypt to join the fight, like Ahmed Mohammed a computer engineer.

AHMED MOHAMMED: Unidentified Man #3: (Foreign language spoken)

GARCIA: Unidentified Mane #4: (Yelling in foreign language)

GARCIA: Unidentified Man #5: (Foreign language spoken)

GARCIA: Back at the training camp, the military seemed confused, arguing for calm. But it's the youth that are running this show. Mahmoud Albuyasir is among them.

MAHMOUD ALBUYASIR: Unidentified Man #6: (Foreign language spoken)

GARCIA: Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, NPR News, Benghazi.

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MONTAGNE: This is NPR News. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Lulu Garcia-Navarro is the host of Weekend Edition Sunday and one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. She is infamous in the IT department of NPR for losing laptops to bullets, hurricanes, and bomb blasts.