April 26, 2011
The Libyan city of Misratah is still being battered by artillery fire despite rebels claiming they have pushed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s forces out of the centre.
Despite the celebrations of “victory” after government troops pulled back from key areas in Libya’s third city, it remains besieged.
“There may be some soldiers hiding in the city, afraid of being killed, but there are no groups of soldiers left,” one rebel fighter told AFP.
A rebel spokesman told Reuters that Col Gaddafi’s forces were trying to re-enter the Nakl Thaqeel Road, which leads to Misratah’s port late on Monday.
This article was posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 2:43 am