Gaddafi Forces Launch Night Rocket Attack

A young girl sits outside a house in Misrata hit by rockets overnight.

At least one person died and seven others wounded when a series of rockets struck a residential area in the Libyan city. Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are being blamed for the attacks.

One homeowner describes what happened.

[Zaid al-Shahba, Homeowner]:

“Yesterday around midnight three or four rockets hit the place, and after a minute and a half another three rockets landed again.”

Another resident was woken by the blast.

[Moftah Mohammed, Homeowner]:

“I was sleeping here on this mattress when the rocket struck and I was covered in glass, I ran through the other door and then I went outside to see everything broken and damaged.”

Rebels have been battling Gaddafi’s forces since late February, when thousands of people rebelled, prompting a fierce crackdown by Gaddafi’s security forces.

The revolt has turned into the bloodiest of the Arab Spring uprisings against rulers across the Middle East.


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