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Misrata awaits allied aid

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Misrata awaits allied aid


The siege of Misrata continues as the city waits desperately for allied aid. Running street battles and indiscriminate shelling continue as France, Italy and the UK prepare to send military advisors to Libya. France has also promised to intensify the strikes against Colonel Gaddafi.
Two casualties of the fighting were Tim Hetherington, an award-winning photojournalist and war documentary maker and Chris Hondros an another prominent photojournalist, who were killed by mortar fire as they tried to retreat. 
“We were in Tripoli Street working, and an RPG (rocket propelled grenade) hit us, the group,” said Spanish photojournalist Guillermo Cervera. “We were coming backwards because we were scared of the fight and just an RPG went where we were and it hit the group.”
Others were also wounded in the attack, including two other photographers, Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown, who both received shrapnel wounds.
A Greek ferry continues shuttling between Misrata and Benghazi bringing tons of aid including food and medical supplies. It is planning to evacuate around 1,000 more people from Misrata where the humanitarian situation is worsening day by day.

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