In a new development that suggests that there may be little difference between the Gadhafi and anti-Gadhafi elements in terms of their concern for the welfare of civilians, the BBC reported revealed that the rebels were laying mines near Ajdabiya. Previously, Col. Gadhafi's forces had been using mines and cluster munitions. The BBC reported:
BBC News - Libya conflict: Rebels accused of reneging on mines vowThe BBC filmed rebels planting anti-vehicle mines near the key town of Ajdabiya at the weekend.
Human Rights Watch researchers said mines had been laid despite rebel assurances they would not be used.