BEIRUT - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are attacking the city of Misrata from the west and the east, a rebel told Reuters on Saturday.
"Gaddafi forces are attacking Misrata from the west and east side. [There is] heavy shelling," the rebel, called Saadoun, told Reuters by phone.
From the west, he said tanks were advancing from the coastal road towards the city. "They are also trying to bring in soldiers," he said.