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Attack by Gaddafi forces kills 25 in Misrata

Posted by on March 18, 2011 1 Comment

Residents said city of Misurata controlled by the opposition that the Libyan armed forces loyal to the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s bombed the city on Friday with tanks and heavy artillery, killing at least 25 people.

The doctor said Khaled Abu Saliha, told Reuters in a call from the phone via satellite, “Gaddafi’s forces bombed the city with artillery fire and tanks.

We now have 25 people in the hospital, including several young girls. ”
He cried out “until they are bombing ambulances. I saw a little girl has ousted half of her head.”

The doctor and another resident named Mohammed said the city is still subject to heavy shelling despite the claims of the armed opposition that it repulsed the attack and the announcement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs at about 1230 GMT on the cease-fire.

He said Muhammad had heard heavy artillery shelling in the background, “There are 20 tanks in the city, killing everyone because they want to recapture the city by evening.”
And was one of the armed opposition fighters had said earlier that the fighters repelled the attack, though heavy weapons used by the forces of al-Qadhafi and despite the fact that the city is inhabited by about 300 thousand people in western Libya besieged for several days.

In Tripoli said Libyan Foreign Minister, Musa Kusa, Libya decided to stop all military operations in the country to protect civilians and to comply with Security Council resolution, which was released Thursday evening.
He said residents in the city, there was no sign of any cease-fire and that government forces continue to tank it crept toward the center of the city. Agencies


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