Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New attacks leave ten dead Misrata

The forces of Muammar Gadhafi on Misrata escalated their attacks in western Libya, and caused at least ten dead and 26 wounded, according to a rebel spokesman said in the city to the Qatari television network Al Jazeera. The spokesman, Hasan al Misrati said that thousands of gadafistas advanced on the third Libyan town in rebel hands for several months, and bombed from the east, west and south.

He indicated that most of the injured are in serious condition. The rebels managed to expel the middle of May Gadhafi troops Misrata center, besieged intensely from the Libyan conflict began in late February. Since then, the fighters remained loyal to Gadhafi about ten kilometers from the city where it stalled for days, the front line, but continued to bombard the outskirts with long-range missiles.

Misrata, located on the coast about 200 kilometers east of Tripoli and halfway between the capital and the city of Sirte, represents a key stronghold for the rebels in the west. The siege continued Gadhafi troops for months has complicated the humanitarian situation in the city, with a shortage of medicines and food staples.

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