Empty boxes of looted anti-tank mines at a warehouse weapons storage facility outside Benghazi.
There were 12 such warehouses filled with Belgian-produced plastic PRBM mines, a particularly nasty mine as it is made mostly from plastic and thus hard to discover with metal detectors. It can also be fitted with an anti-lifting device that makes the mine explode as soon as someone tries to extract it from the ground. Local fishermen were looting the mines to take out the explosives in order to make bombs for fishing. On the outskirts of Ajdabiya, Qaddafi forces recently laid at least two minefields, containing both anti-tank and anti-vehicle mines. One of the mine fields was detected after an electricity utility truck ran over an anti-personnel mine.