Here is today’s update from Misrata, thanks to Wefaq Libya and FreedomgroupTV. Thanks ever so much to ChangeInLibya for the translation!
“Gaddafi forces are still bombarding the city, but we noticed a decrease today, due to many factors such as the fact that revolutionaries now control most of the outskirts, which decreases Gaddafi’s ability to bombard the centre of the city. Revolutionaries making steady gains and forcing Gaddafi launchers to retreat further back each and every day.”
“However, the port is still being heavily bombarded and even though they did not manage to get a direct hit, many of the civilian neighbourliness and homes next to the port were damaged and/or destroyed by the random bombardment.”
“As for the western end of Misrata (Aburwayya and Zawiyat Almahgoub), the clashes between freedom fighters and Gaddafi haven’t stopped, and revolutionaries managed to kill a large group of mercenaries today. Gaddafi forces retaliated with GRAD missiles and mortar fire, and this led to some civilian deaths, as well as the destruction of the main cemetery.”
“Battles are also taking place at the airport, to the south of the city, and freedom fighters killed some Gaddafi forces there. As for the Eastern part of the city, Alhalbous brigade (Freedom Fighters) ambushed a group of Gaddafi soldiers and managed to destroy 7 jeeps (4×4) armed with anti-aircraft cannons and missile launchers, and the soldiers in them were killed. Revolutionaries also took control of a large part of Tamina district (to the east) and they are searching it now.”
“The port is still closed, for the 2nd day in a row, due to the fact that some mines could still be present in the waters. None of the ships currently waiting in international waters could come in, and a Turkish ship still can’t unload supplies. The morale of the citizens is still high despite the fact that they have no electricity, water or medicine.”