Libya: Rebels say four killed in Misrata shelling

April 18, 2011 19:26


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BEIRUT - Rebels said four civilians were killed in Misrata on Monday in renewed heavy bombardments by Muammar Gaddafi's forces, but that insurgents made progress on the ground during the day's fighting.

Gemal Salem, a spokesman for the insurgents, also said the death toll from Sunday's shelling had risen to 25 as some of those who had been critically wounded had died. He did not say whether that figure included rebel fighters.

"The shelling today killed 4 civilians and wounded five. This is just the preliminary result, we think it is higher," he told Reuters from the city.

He said Gaddafi's forces were bombarding eastern, western, southern and central parts of Misrata. He also accused them of using cluster bombs, echoing an allegation by the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch last week. The Libyan government, which denies shelling civilians, has also denied this allegation.

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