Libya

Fighting Continues in Misrata, Libya

It seems Muammar Gaddafi's forces aren’t leaving Misrata without a fight. The besieged city saw one of its deadliest days in the almost two months, with doctors saying at least 25 people were killed and 71 others critically injured. Residents reported heavy shelling and explosions as government forces promised to leave the city. Despite the government’s claims Friday night that Gaddafi’s forces would withdraw and let the tribes deal with the rebels, the rebels remained skeptical. Early reports from some rebels said Misrata was free of Gaddafi’s forces, but a rebel spokesman in Benghazi called the government's promise to withdraw a “trick.” Meanwhile, contrary to the reports of heavy fighting, Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kailm in Tripoli said military forces had suspended their operations, though they have not left.