[Reuters] Misrata youth goes from Playstation to front line

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[Reuters] Misrata youth goes from Playstation to front line - 07/17/11 09:42 AM

DAFNIYA, Libya (Reuters) - When the war in Libya started, many young men now on the rebel front line at Misrata were so interested in computer games and mobile phones that older residents never thought they would turn into fighters. "Before the uprising, all those young men cared about was hair gel, clothes, music, mobile phones and hanging out in cafes," said Mahmoud Askutri, a businessman who has formed and funds the 1st battalion of the Al Marsa regiment, one of the rebel units fighting here