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Massoud Abu Assir, Libyan Rebel Guitarist Plays On Outskirts Of Ajdabiya

AJDABIYA, Libya — The Libyan revolution has been tough on rebel fighter and guitarist Massoud Abu Assir’s rock band. His bass player was captured by Moammar Gadhafi’s forces, and his drummer is off fighting on the front line.But those setba…

AJDABIYA, Libya — The Libyan revolution has been tough on rebel fighter and guitarist Massoud Abu Assir’s rock band. His bass player was captured by Moammar Gadhafi’s forces, and his drummer is off fighting on the front line.

But those setbacks haven’t stopped the 38-year-old amateur musician from composing songs in support of the revolution and performing them for rebels on the battlefield. He made an appearance Saturday on the outskirts of the front line city of Ajdabiya as fierce fighting raged about 25 miles (40 kilometers) away.

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