I read yesterday that the military was firing on the protesters from helcopters. Now their using mortors and machine-guns. BBC News - Libya protests: Reports of intense Benghazi violence Witnesses described scenes of chaos as snipers opened fire. Some reports spoke of machine-guns and mortar bombs being fired. At least 84 people have died, rights groups say, but reports have been hard to verify amid tight controls. US-based group Human Rights Watch said the 84 had died in Benghazi as well as in a number of other cities in eastern Libya.