Zawiya Widow Eyewitness
Phone call eyewitness testimony provided by @MushuThaLohari
Today we finally got a call from my aunt in #Zawiya.She's a widow with several children, the oldest being in his late teens.
Said #Gaddafi's men had come pounding their door. She and the kids had hidden in one of the rooms, but when the men had started calling her son with his name, they'd had to come out and open the door.
My aunt said that they had been terrified and that upon seeing the men fill her house she'd thought that this is their end. The men,however,had been content turning only her home upside down.
After they left she said she'd packed her bags and grabbed her kids intending to go to her mother (my grandma).
On the way there she'd been stopped by #Gaddafi's men, who'd demanded her tell them who she is and where she's going.
She'd said that she is from al Muthallath (an area that's known among the Zawians for being proG) and that she's going to her mother in xxx.
They'd then told her that she oughtn't because. they'll be hitting that area next and that she should got to #Tripoli (!!!).
She'd refused, insisting on going to her mother, who's old and alone. They let her go.
My aunt says that the streets were full of dark-skinned, non-Libyan looking people, coming and going.
We also got to talk with my grandma for a second. Her brother had just died (illness).
My grandma, who's the backbone of her family, a spirited and strong-willed lady, had been hardly able to say a couple of sentences before handing the phone to her daughter. She just managed to say that they are ok,and that her sons are all out.
She's alone with her daughters and grandkids in her farm.
(Other eyewitness accounts are available here.)