BEIRUT - Libyan rebels reported heavy fighting in the coastal city of Misrata on Tuesday and said they had beaten back two separate offensives by troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.
"There was heavy fighting in Tripoli street and the rebels held their positions. Also, very intense fighting occurred on the eastern side of Misrata on the Nak el Theqeel road. The rebels repelled the attack," a rebel who identified himself as Mohamad Abu Shaara told Reuters by telephone.
He said there were casualties but gave no further details.