Misrata under heavy bombardment, Libyan rebels say

April 24, 2011 14:08

ALGIERS - The western Libyan city of Misrata came under heavy bombardment on Sunday by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, a rebel spokesman said.

Government forces had retreated in the coastal city of Misrata after a siege of nearly two months and rebels fighting to overthrow Gaddafi had claimed victory there on Saturday.

"The situation is very dangerous," rebel spokesman Abdelsalam said by telephone from Misrata.

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