Politics & Policy

14 Dead in Misurata

The death toll in Misurata is rising from sniper attacks:


Al Jazeera’s James Bays, reporting from Benghazi, says two developments have happened there. Firstly, there was a large death toll in Misurata overnight, with 14 killed and 23 injured – according to anti-Gaddafi fighters. He says they told him that:

Gaddafi’s forces now taken over hospital in the town, and have positioned snipers on the roof and tanks outside. The rebels are calling for a hospital ship to be sent in, as they still control the port, and say that would save many lives, as they now have nowhere to take their injured.

More civilian deaths have been reported in Ajdabiya and elsewhere, and they calling on international powers to interpret the UN resolution more widely to support them.


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