Gaddafi forces shell Misrata, explosions heard rebels say

TUNIS - Forces loyal to Libyan leader

Muammar Gaddafi shelled Misrata on Wednesday and one resident
was killed in clashes, rebels said, calling for tougher NATO
action as loud explosions rocked the besieged city.
"There was fighting on three fronts today, the port in the
east, the center around Tripoli street and the west of the city.
Mortars, tank fire, and artillery were used to shell those
areas," the rebel called Abdelsalam said by telephone. "Medical
sources told me one person was killed and five were injured."

Like many cities, Misrata rejected Gaddafi's rule in a

revolt in February. In a violent crackdown, Gaddafi forces
retook most of western Libya, leaving Misrata cut off and
surrounded, with dwindling supplies.
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