A Libyan soldier holds a child as he helps to process thousands of Syrian refugees as they try to escape Libya at the port in Benghazi. Syria has sent ships to pick up their citizens, but there's only room for 1000 in each. Today they sent three ships and tomorrow there will be more. The Syrian government promises that all Syrians will be evacuated. On 17 February 2011 Libya saw the beginnings of a revolution against the 41 year regime of Col Muammar Gaddafi.