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A Rare Journey with Revolutionary Fighters to Sabha in Southern Libya
September 30th, 2011
09:03 PM ET

A Rare Journey with Revolutionary Fighters to Sabha in Southern Libya

The Libyan city of Sabha fell to revolutionary fighters more than a week ago. Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman, photographer Mary Rogers and producer Kareem Khadder were there to witness the moment. In fact, the team spent days traveling with a convoy of anti-Gadhafi forces just to get there. They captured the entire journey just for BackStory. Watch all four parts right here!

Part 1: The journey begins. http://on.cnn.com/reor6E

Part 2: Things start heating up. http://on.cnn.com/p5L1yE

Part 3: Working together as a team. http://on.cnn.com/nX7fF4

Part 4: The journey is coming to an end. http://on.cnn.com/oqFN0T



Filed under: Arab World • backstory • Libya
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  1. sjdsh

    9/21/11 Libya Update, Heavy Fighting at Sabah continues.Also the airport of Sabah has reportedly been taken under control by NATO lead forces yesterday evening. There have reportedly been heavy clashes throughout the day. The latest reports we receive claim that the airport is now back again under control of forces that oppose the occupation of Libya by NATO and NATO mercenaries.Nsnbc is also receiving reports that the Libyan Woman Committee in Sabah, Sirte, Bani Walid and other cities have declared that the woman are taking up arms to repel the occupation.

    October 1, 2011 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Rebeller

      Grieve and die, grieve and die. Algae.

      October 2, 2011 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. sjdsh

    9/30/11* Sabha: the media had announced that this town has been taken by the rebels. The truth is that much of the population had fled to avoid the bombings of Nato's aircrafts. So the renegade rats looted the city but when they were returning from this area of the city they met ...w/ Tuaregs who have eliminated all of them.

    October 1, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. James Randle

    I sincerely appreciated Ben's report (and following Backstory) about his crew's work down in Sabha.

    However, he made a reference to Julius Caesar that missed the mark a bit. The phrase "veni, vidi, vici" was not a commentary about his conquest of Gaul – that was a long a difficult struggle. Rather: 'I came, I saw, I conquered' refers to Caesar's later war (a very quick one) in what is today northern Turkey.

    Keep up the great work, though!

    October 1, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |