Friday, May 6, 2011

More than a thousand refugees arrive in Benghazi Misrata

The ferry was attacked by troops of killing Qaddafi an African woman and two children Benghazi. .- More than a thousand refugees from the city of Misrata, surrounded by troops of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, arrived today in Benghazi, a stronghold of the rebel opposition in the east. The ferry "Red Star One" chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) docked this morning at the port of Benghazi, the British broadcaster BBC reported.

On board were mostly African workers trapped in Misrata and wounded civilians and a group of foreign journalists. The sea is currently the only access in the disputed city of Misrata. Strong shot Gadhafi troops and mines in the port's navigation path kept the "Red Star One" five days stranded costs before the city.

After the ship finally arrived in port on Wednesday, the port fell back under heavy gunfire, said a reporter for the British newspaper The Guardian. " An African woman and two children died when a missile fell sparked panic. The IOM wanted to get on all workers in the city, but tens of Libyan families rushed the boat to escape the situation.

About 100 Africans had to stay in Misrata failing more room on the ferry, he adds, "The Guardian". Meanwhile, Benghazi has already reached a diplomatic representative sent by Spain. According to diplomatic sources, today joined his place in the main town under rebel control. Its mission is to strengthen the dialogue with the Libyan National Transition Council.

The official did not have the rank of ambassador, as Spain holds open its embassy in Tripoli. In a few days back to Madrid to present a report on the situation in the rebel zone, about his contacts with the National Transitional Council and the humanitarian aid that Spain sent to the area.

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