Part 2 of 3, Part 1 is below
Khani, 41, truckdriver
Three families in this neighborhood lost family the day the rocket killed my son. It was April 13.
I was walking past the checkpoint and they told me there had been a rocket by my house, that my son was dead. I started running and I could see that something had happened near my home.
My son was only seventeen and he is dead. He was with seven of his cousins, my nephews and they are dead. The only one who survived is Khaled [his 15 year old son] and you can see he is injured still.
My son tried to run from the rocket. They all did. They were just kids standing in the street. The rocket was launched from Tawarga from Gaddafi and they were just trying to destroy neighborhoods. They didn’t care who they hit.
Khaled took cover by a car and he survived, thanks be to God. At first we took him to Misrata hospital where there was little to treat him. After Misrata was liberated during Ramadan I took him to Tunisia for medical care. Friends and neighbors helped pay for his transport. I was a truck driver before the siege but I have not been working since the war in Misrata.
I have two sons and three daughters and my wife is okay, thanks be to God. We didn’t receive any assistance but at that time it is the war. Casualties happen. But my sons were not fighters. I am not a fighter. My family is civilian.