Libya’s Rebellion Spawns A Trio Of Unlikely Heroes

Libya’s Rebellion Spawns A Trio Of Unlikely Heroes

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Libyan Arabs in Al-Bayda city - CC licenseIt’s only been a week since Libya’s second-largest city, Benghazi, fell into the hands of pro-democracy rebels. But already the uprising has its own pantheon of heroes.

Among them are a human-rights lawyer whose arrest sparked the rebellion, an air force pilot who wouldn’t bomb his own people, and a balding, middle-aged oil executive whose daring raid on a base dealt the final blow to the regime in Benghazi. (READ or HEAR the story at NPR)

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