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War in Libya:Misurata under Gaddafi fire

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Laaska News April 16,2011

 

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Artillery and rocket fire from forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi is reported to have killed 4 and injured 25 civilians in the rebel-held city of Misurata west of the Libyan capital Tripoli.

At least 100 rockets from multiple launchers hit the city on Saturday.

They destroyed several bakeries, a dairy plant and a vegetable oil factory.

Misurata is the third biggest city in Libya.

 

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Gaddafi troops attack Misurata

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Libyan government forces have shelled  the western city of Misurata controlled by the rebels.

According to the Reuters news agency, pro-Gaddafi forces fired some 100 rockets from the BM-21 launch vehicle.

At least 250 locals  died during the last two week as Gaddafi attempts to wrestle control from the rebels. NATO strikes haven’t been of a great help.

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Libyan rebels poised to retake Brega

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In Libya the rebels hope to regain control over the strategic oil port of Marsa-al-Brega with Al Arabiya TV quoting opposition leader Abdel Fattah Yunes as saying his forces now have advanced weapons supplied by “friendly nations”.

Meanwhile, the Medics Sans Frontieres humanitarian group   reports growing civilian casualties in the city of the western city of Misrata besieged by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.

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