Friday, April 22, 2011

The rebels announced the deaths of over a hundred fighters loyal to Gaddafi

Algiers. .- The rebels announced today the death of over a hundred fighters loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in Misrata, the third largest city in Libya, which is under siege for seven weeks, reported the Qatari television network Al Jazeera. Quoting the revolutionaries, the chain said the gadafistas killed in a violent confrontation between both sides.

Al Jazeera said the armed clash that has cost the lives of the hundreds of gadafistas occurred east of the city, adding that in addition to the dead, the rebels captured at least 40 members of the government troops. The chain has no additional details about whether the rebel forces have had some low.

Misrata is besieged by gadafistas for nearly two months and receives almost daily attacks Grad missiles and shells of different calibers. According to hospital sources, at least a thousand people have died and another three thousand have been injured since they began on 17 February, the protests against the Libyan regime.

Moreover, the chain said Qatari warplanes have attacked NATO forces today gadafistas positions west of the city of Ajdabiya, last line of defense before Benghazi, the main stronghold of the rebels. The sources added that the revolutionary troops today launched a cleaning operation of the road leading from Ajdabiya to oil city Port Brega and to prevent a new offensive for control of this strategic region.

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