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Bombardment of Misrata continues after Nato air strikes

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Bombardment of Misrata continues after Nato air strikes


In Western Libya on Wednesday morning government forces resumed their shelling of the port of Misrata.

They were positioned about 10 kilometres north of the city. By the afternoon the rebels claimed they were in control of the area.

Sixty one Libyan tribal leaders have signed a declaration of unity against Colonel Gaddafi saying his propaganda has set the tribes against each other.

A spokesman for the opposition claims overnight Nato air strikes destroyed 37 vehicles. Following talks in Addis Abba, the African Union, which is working for a political solution, sent out a clear message for Nato.

“We call for fighting to stop and also for the air strikes to avoid targeting senior officials of Libya as well as infrastructures of the country,” said Ramtane Lamamra the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security.

In Misrata, hundreds of Sub-Saharan migrant workers were still waiting near the port to be evacuated. Its reported one was killed while seven other people died. One aid ship was able to dock to take the wounded and workers to safety. The situation is changing constantly.

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