Libyan town under siege – A file image of Bani Walid from January 26, 2012. The Libyan oasis town was a long standing bastion of Gadhafi's regime.
Libyan town under siege – Misrata residents demonstrate in Tripoli on September 8, 2012, demanding the release of three youths abducted from Bani Walid last July.
Libyan town under siege – The youths were credited with capturing late dictator Moammar Gadhafi. They were kidnapped and released after two months.
Libyan town under siege – Walid Ben Shabaan, brother of one of the abductees Omran Ben Shabaan, speaks to journalists about Omran's critical condition when he was released. Shaaban died of the aftereffects of gunshot wounds.
Libyan town under siege – Friends and relatives of Omran Ben Shabaan offload his coffin upon its arrival at the Misrata International Airport on September 25, 2012 in Misrata.
Libyan town under siege – A pick up mounted with anti air craft machine gun is parked on a sidewalk on September 25, 2012 in Misrata, Libya. Tension rose in Misrata after Shaaban's death.