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Libya rebels claim tighter grip on city of Misrata

 Rebel fighter Mussa Mohammed Mussa, 31, recovers in the bed of a public hospital in Benghazi, Libya, Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Mussa Mohammed was injure...
 Rebel fighter Mussa Mohammed Mussa, 31, is attended by a nurse in a public hospital in Benghazi, Libya, Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Mussa Mohammed was inj...
 Under dark skies, people walk in downtown  Benghazi, Libya, Tuesday, May 10, 2011.  In a one-two punch against Moammar Gadhafi's forces, NATO warplan...
 A rebel soldier stands guard next to the place where artist Salhen Obaidi paints a portrait of Omar Mukhtar, the leader who fought against the Italia...

APTOPIX Mideast Libya

Rebel fighter Mussa Mohammed Mussa, 31, recovers in the bed of a public hospital in Benghazi, Libya, Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Mussa Mohammed was injure...

Mideast Libya

Rebel fighter Mussa Mohammed Mussa, 31, is attended by a nurse in a public hospital in Benghazi, Libya, Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Mussa Mohammed was inj...

Mideast Libya

Under dark skies, people walk in downtown Benghazi, Libya, Tuesday, May 10, 2011. In a one-two punch against Moammar Gadhafi's forces, NATO warplan...

Mideast Libya

A rebel soldier stands guard next to the place where artist Salhen Obaidi paints a portrait of Omar Mukhtar, the leader who fought against the Italia...

Rebel forces inside Libya's third-biggest city say they have driven Moammar Gadhafi's forces from another key point on the outskirts of Misrata.
A video posted Sunday on the Libyan rebels' Facebook page shows more than 200 SUVs and rebel vehicles at the southeastern gate into Misrata, the main opposition stronghold in western Libya. It would give the rebels tighter control of the access points into the city.
The video showed rebels firing into the air in celebration.
Abdel Salam, a rebel militia fighter, told The Associated Press on Monday that opposition forces were able to advance on the location after NATO bombings over the past days.
Misrata has been the focus of an international aid effort to help thousands of civilians caught in the fighting.


Updated : 2021-06-25 19:12 GMT+08:00