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54. Reuters WRAPUP 2-Gaddafi forces pound Misrata port, hamper aid

Mon May 2, 2011 7:25am EDT

* Govt troops bombard Misrata port

* British and Italian embassies attacked and burned

* U.N. withdraws its international staff from Tripoli



By Lin Noueihed


TRIPOLI, May 2 (Reuters) - Libyan government forces bombarded the port of rebel-held Misrata with rockets and shellfire on Monday, disrupting operations to bring supplies in by sea to the besieged city.

...


"The port is under heavy shelling today too, they have fired around 100 rockets so far. The shelling on Misrata has not stopped in the past 36 hours," the spokesman, who identified himself as Hassan al-Misrati, told Reuters by telephone.


"It seems that NATO have forgotten about us and this has emboldened the Gaddafi forces."

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French surgeon Gerrard Le Clouerec, who does not work for the Libyan government, was asked to independently identify the bodies of Saif al-Arab, 29, and two children. He said all three had died due to a blast but the children's faces had been obliterated so they were difficult to identify.


Le Clouerec said he also saw the body of a young man of about 30, with a beard and a thin moustache whose face matched a photograph he had been shown of Saif al-Arab.


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http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/02/libya-idUSLDE...








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