'The army of rebel volunteers' march through the streets of Benghazi. These young men who have no military background have undergone five days of training and are now being sent to the front in the west to fight the Gaddafi forces. 1000 men attended this march. Benghazi is now in the hands of the rebels. On 17 February 2011 Libya saw the beginnings of a revolution against the 41 year regime of Col Muammar Gaddafi.