Anti-Gaddafi fighters in Misrata are engaged in trench warfare against Libyan government forces.
Euronews has exclusive pictures from a fluid frontline as the rebel army make slight gains against a better trained and well equipped foe.
Government forces are deploying snipers to keep the rebels pinned down and then hit their positions with shells and mortars.
Those opposed to Gaddafi say they are expecting NATO air strikes to target government troops at any time.
Misrata has been under siege by Gaddafi’s army for two months and food, water and medicine are in short supply. It is strategically important for the amateur army to hold Misrata as it is the only anti-Gaddafi stronghold in the west of the country.