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Besieged Misrata calls on West for more help

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Besieged Misrata calls on West for more help


A month and a day since the UN Security Council passed its resolution authorising force to protect civilians in Libya and it is stalemate on the ground.

The bombardment of rebel-held Misrata by pro-Gaddafi forces has continued with conditions worsening daily for those in the city.

But with neither side able to deliver a knockout blow and the West ruling out sending in troops to give the rebels an advantage, its difficult to see when the conflict will end.

For seven weeks now the city has been besieged – the rebels are fighting back but a combination of snipers and artillery bombardments have cut off food supplies and made house prisoners of many of its residents.

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