I have been following the situation in Libya ever since the revolution to oust the insane dictator Gaddafi began. There is little footage of the government troops (probably because journalists are not embedded with them) but I do see frequent videos of the rebels.
I am struck by the complete absence of the "typical" military outfit amongst these troops. There are no uniforms or helmets.
It isn't the norm for two typically equipped armies to take on each other any more. Maybe there will be a Syrian "special edition" with one set of standard soldiers and one set of unarmed civilians.