Video: Libyan families live in caves

Nic Robertson reports from Zintan, where families are resorting to living in caves to seek shelter from the attacks.

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8 Responses to Video: Libyan families live in caves

  1. Fredy says:

    Those so call caves are so well engineered they provide a safe haven for children. To me its an underground home not cave. From the security point of view it seems perfect. These underground tunnels in military terms are called bunkers ?

    The children are so clean , well dressed and happy.

    Those underground homes would have come handy in Misrata.

    So , we should view this so called cave as a blessing more than anything else.

    Blessings .

    Good work CNN

    Keep pushing admin


    • The engineering miracle of these homes, is that the rooms are dug 25 to 30 feet into the earth and the temperature inside is about 59 degrees Fahrenheit all year long, even when the temperature outside is above 90. Some of these underground homes are well made and the ceiling in these rooms are oval and neatly decorated throughout. Also, there are dugouts in the side walls to place lanterns and decorative pieces. People there call them hishan hafar. “Dugout Homes”

    • Yamary says:

      What a joy to find such clear thinking. Thanks for psoting!

    • Hines says:

      IMHO you’ve got the right awsenr!

    • Alex says:

      What a joy to find such clear thinking. Thanks for ptsoing!

  2. WEB says:

    patsy says:

    There are no caves. There are no children. There are no children in caves. The children of the West live in caves. The true sons and daughters of Libya live in estates.

  3. Benedict White says:

    From a home like that came Luke Skywalker. See the star wars films, he came from a planet called Tattouine named after the area of Tunisia where they filmed the start of the film.

    The point being, this is rebel territory, and despite much hardship they will win.

  4. Lakeisha says:

    Great atricle, thank you again for writing.

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