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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:29 AM
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Libya Rebels Drive Gaddafi's Forces Out Of Misrata
Source: Huffington Post

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Rebel fighters drove Muammar Gaddafi's forces to the edge of the besieged western city of Misrata on Sunday, taking control of the main hospital where government troops had been holed up, a resident said.

In the fighting, Gaddafi loyalists fired dozens of rockets at Misrata on Sunday, the resident said, despite claims by the Libyan government that the army has held its fire since Friday.

At least two people were killed in Sunday's attacks, said the resident, who only gave his given name, Abdel Salam, for fear of retribution.

Libyan officials have said in the past two days that the military is pulling back in Misrata, ostensibly to enable tribal chiefs from the area to negotiate with the rebels. Late Saturday, Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim said troops remained in their positions in the city, but claimed they halted all activity.

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