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AP-APTN-1830: Libya Military Thursday, 24 February 2011 STORY:Libya Military- REPLAY Benghazi military base abandoned after days of fighting LENGTH: 01:55 FIRST RUN: 1330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 677024 DATELINE: Benghazi - 24 Feb 2011 LENGTH: 01:55 PLEASE IGNORE SCRIPT SENT EARLIER AND REPLACE WITH FOLLOWING, WHICH CLARIFIES SUPER CAPTION FOR THE SPEAKER AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST 1. Wide pan of damaged buildings 2. Graffiti on wall depicting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as a devil with the words (English) 'Game Over' written nearby, pan to burnt out military vehicle 3. Truck carrying munition launchers with men dressed in fatigues driving past cheering residents (AUDIO) gunfire 4. Wide of burnt out building 5. Pan of burnt out cars on street 6. Close of Libyan government sign on box of munitions, zoom out to vehicle carrying munitions taking off 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Hatif Hasia, Benghazi resident: "This was the biggest army barracks in Benghazi, was the residence of Colonel Gadhafi, and it was attacked three nights ago by civilians with home-made bombs, with tractors, with rollers and with other things which we don't know until now. But it seems that there was a heavy artillery from inside and we found, a lot of eyewitnesses found executed people from inside. It seems that there was a rebellion inside the barracks, plus the other people from outside the perimeter and it was breached three nights ago." 8. Various of smoking and damage buildings in military base complex 9. Wide interior shot of large storage facility, pan of tanks parked in facility 10. Various of men clambering on tanks inside storage facility, one making a victory sign for the cameras 11. Wide of abandoned tank in field STORYLINE Residents of Benghazi displayed their control over Libya's second largest city on Thursday, riding on captured tanks and hauling off munitions seized from the areas military base. The city is at the forefront of the uprising against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and now appears to be completely in the control of civilians who rose up and overwhelmed government buildings and the army base. The severely damaged military base in the centre of the city is a ghost town, left to civilians who pose for the cameras astride captured army vehicles. The base was taken over after days of fierce fighting earlier in the week. Speaking at the still smouldering barracks on Thursday, local resident Hatif Hasia said the facility had been taken over by "civilians with home-made bombs, with tractors, with rollers." He also said eyewitnesses claim a military rebellion had also taken place inside the barracks with a group of soldiers taking up arms with local residents. Gadhafi's crackdown has so far helped him maintain control of Tripoli, a city that holds about a third of Libya's six (m) million population. But the uprising has divided the country and threatened to push it toward civil war. In cities like Benghazi and across the east, tribal leaders, residents and military officers have formed local administrations, passing out weapons looted from the security forces' arsenals. Gadhafi's control now has been reduced to the northwest corner around Tripoli, the southwest deserts and parts of the centre. International momentum has been building for action to punish Gadhafi's regime for the bloodshed. Both US President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have raised the possibility of international sanctions. Another proposal gaining some traction was for the United Nations to declare a no-fly zone over Libya to prevent it using warplanes to hit protesters. Italy's Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said Wednesday estimates of some one-thousand people killed in the violence in Libya were "credible," although he stressed information about casualties was incomplete. The New York-based Human Rights Watch has put the death toll at nearly 300, according to a partial count. Moammar Gadhafi's son claimed on Thursday that the reported death tolls have been exaggerated, although he didn't provide his own figure. In a press conference aired on state TV, he said the number killed by police and the army had been limited and "talking about hundreds and thousands (killed) is a joke." He also said a committee had been formed to investigate alleged foreign involvement in the protests. 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