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Heavy fighting continues in and around Misrata

06-20-2011 08:57 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

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While NATO warplanes have stepped up their air campaign against Gaddafi's regime over the past week, fighting has intensified between rebels and government troops outside Misrata, in western Libya.

On Sunday, Gaddafi's forces unleashed a heavy barrage of Grad rockets and mortars on the rebel front lines in Daf-niya, about 25 kilometers west of Misrata. A medical official in a hospital there said 10 rebels were killed and 54 wounded in clashes on Sunday in the area.

Gaddafi's forces also ambushed a group of rebels near Daf-niya early Sunday with AK-47s and heavy machine guns.

Rebels says the fighting was so intense, the two sides were as close as 50 yards from each other. Five rebels were killed in that ambush.Both sides have ALSO been fighting in a mountain range southwest of the capital, that runs to the border with Tunisia and controls a critical supply route for the rebels.





Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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