February 21st, 2011
04:45 PM ET

Video purportedly shows slain Libyan soldiers who refused orders

Video has been posted on YouTube of what CNN is told are six badly burned bodies of Libyan soldiers in open body bags.

The video, taken on a cell phone, was posted on Monday. It is not known when it was taken. Opposition sources in Libya say the bodies are of soldiers who refused to shoot at anti-government demonstrators.

The video, which is just over a minute long, shows a crowd gathered around the bodies. With sirens wailing in the background, the person with the camera pushes through the crowd to the bodies laid out in a line, charred beyond recognition. The sources say many more bodies were found in an adjacent military barracks. CNN staff say the accents heard on the video are North African. It has not been possible for CNN to otherwise independently verify the video.

Warning: Due to the graphic nature of this video, viewer discretion is advised.

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  1. Lalala

    Al jazeera reported that on the 2nd day of the revolution over 115 libyan army officials (all in high leadership ranks) were murdered by the Libyan 'president'.

    February 22, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. ed bailey

    Go Forrest! Our country is to far gone unless we do something similiar. Our corrupt leaders HAVE ZERO fear. Why should they. They hide behind a false shield of DEMnOCRACY!

    February 22, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. JesusChristSuperstar

    Actually JFK got us into vietnam for personal glory and because he had an axe to grind with communists, yet to this day everyone acts like he brought about world peace. Bush started a war in Iraq for his own personal glory, as well as having an axe to grind with Saddam. The biased or partisan person will take a side and defend it whether it's logical to do so or not. Just like the corporate bail outs people are ok with one president's spending while chastising the other for the same thing. The news media thinks we're stupid and sometimes they are right. Most people don't investigate issues enough to see the lies.

    February 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Timothy

    JCS- You are another uninformed American nitwit who doesn't know the facts. JFK sent military advisers and trainers to Vietnam after the French withdrew, following the policy enacted by Eisenhower. In 1962 JFK issued an Executive Order that all U.S. military personnel were to be withdrawn from Vietnam by Christmas of 1965. After is assassination, LBJ reversed the order, and began the troop buildup in 1965 after "The Gulf OF Tonkin" incident, which we now know never happened.

    February 22, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Spoff

    These are bomb victims. Grenades don't do that.

    Only NATO has bombs.

    August 29, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  6. duda7331

    me too

    February 21, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
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