Heavy fighting breaks out in Misrata suburb

May 27, 2011 12:29

MISRATA, Libya - Rebels and forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi engaged in fierce fighting on the Western outskirts of the city of Misrata on Friday, a Reuters reporter said.

The reporter said he could see white puffs of smoke and dust from where mortars fired by pro-Gaddafi forces were landing.

The rebels responded by firing back with rockets and heavy machine guns, shouting "Allahu Akbar!", or "God is Greatest!", after each volley.

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