Benghazi Rebels Mobilizing Against Qaddafi To Finish Him Off

2,000 are "waiting for the green light"

CBS News producer in eastern Libya says rebels fear Qaddafi has chemical weapons and want to finish the fight "before he does anything stupid." A former Qaddafi official says he knows the Libyan leader quite well, and told CBS Radio News that he will never step down before destroying everything around him.

I think the news coming out of Libya will be very bad in the next few days

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Rebel forces controlling the eastern city of Benghazi who oppose Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi fear he possesses chemical weapons and will use them, and so they want to finish the fight, they say, "before he does anything stupid"

CBS Radio News producer Steve Baltin, speaking from Benghazi, said today that "Benghazi is mobilizing its youth for jihad against Qaddafi."

Baltin said approximately 2,000 people - some armed, with weapons, TNT and Molotov cocktails - "are just waiting for the green light to move forward." morale is "high and boiling," Baltin said.

Rebels in Benghazi, the second-largest city in Libya, are asking others cities to join the fight against the Qaddafi regime or to provide weapons and ammunition
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Baltin also spoke with a former Qaddafi official, Major General Abdul Fattah Younis, who resigned as Interior Minister a few days ago in protest of Qaddafi's use of force against protesters.

Younis knows the Libyan leader quite well, and told CBS Radio News that he will never step down before destroying everything around him.

Younis revealed that he has orders from Qaddafi to bomb Benghazi itself, but he refused and joined the revolution.
From CBS News, 3:30 eastern