Footage taken in Misratah March 16th
(shouts can be heard)
Cameraman: Cover our backs from here.. Just stay here a little
God (Allah) is great.. god (Allah) is great
Today is 16th of March, 2011 and Gaddafi security forces have attacked the city of Misrata and tried to overtake the city but they were unable to enter. They have failed miserably (at entering) and they young men are keeping them at bay on the costal road. They are at the costal road and trying to overtake the checkpoint there.
*Shouts of God is Great*
Cameraman: Its seems we have completely surrounded the security forces on the left side of the costal road. Thank God! God is Great! God is Great! God is Great! God is Great! God is Great! And to God we give thanks.
Cameraman: God is Great! God is Great! *gunfire*God is Great!
*Men start talking about a dead Gaddafi soldier asking if the cameraman has seen the body. They tried to save the soldier but he died in the back of a car on the way to the hospital after being captured. The men ask the cameraman if he has video taped the body*
Cameraman: I saw the body but I didn’t tape it. By God, I couldn’t not tape it. Even the men said not to tape it. Now we have to take the bodies. We can’t even call Al Jazeera. the dogs (Gaddafi) have cut the lines (mobile and landlines). More than one person has tried to call but all he can say is “hello” and the line gets cut off.
*starts taping men coming in on foot and by car*
God is Great! God is Great! God is Great! God is Great! God is Great! God is Great! God is Great! And finally! Its you Abu Sha’ala! (greeting a friend from the front line)
God is Great! God is Great! Where have you been? God is Great! God is Great!
Be careful! Sometimes the area might be filled with unexploded bombs. Take care! Don’t move anything!
*Men are walking*
The revolutionaries are now combing the costal road. This sign shows you exactly where we are located (in terms of direction)
(Sign says Tripoli at the top and to the right it says Misrata)
From here the capital Tripoli is almost around 240 kilometers.
Young man carrying gun: We are coming to you Muammer! We are coming to you Muammer! We are coming to you Muammer! By God’s will we are coming to Bab Aziziyah! We are coming to you! *gunfire*
Man in black: We are coming to you Muammer! I’m coming to you! God is great!
Cameraman: God is Great! God is Great! God is Great! God is Great! The camera is still on so all can see what is happening. *starts moving* God is Great! God is Great! God is Great!
* God is Great can be heard on the loudspeakers coming from all mosques in Misrata, then loud gunfire*
Cameraman: God is Great! God is Great!
Cameraman: Date is 16th of March 2011. I am in the Kerzaz area (in Misrata). The security force’s base is on the costal road. *starts moving* I believe in Allah and that Mohamed is His Messenger.
“I believe in Allah and that Mohamed is His Messenger” is a proclamation that all Muslims says when becoming a Muslim. It is also said to strengthen Muslim faith in one’s heart.