Here is Misrata’s update for the 8th of May, thanks to Wefaq Libya and FreedomgroupTV. Thanks to LibyaInMe for the translation!
“The freedom fighters were successful in many areas where Gaddafi forces are staying. Freedom fighters attacked Gaddafi forces stationed in Aburwayah and after fierce battles the freedom fighters freed and took control of both Aburwayah & Ziriq. Freedom fighters reached Dafniya area but weren’t able to completely clear and secure it.”
“Eastern Misrata, along the coastal road, NATO struck a building full of snipers. The freedom fighters’ “Halbous” battalion also attacked killing many but Gaddafi forces still remain in that area and didn’t not pull out its troops.”
“NATO also struck Gaddafi’s forces coming from East (Ar-Ar of Misrata) and freedom fighters attacked remaining force that escaped NATO’s strike. Battles are still taking place in Gerar, Misrata airport and the Air force college. Freedom fighters blocked the end of the road to the airport. Specifically they blocked road at Azabati round about, using trailors full of sand, to prevent reinforcements coming from the south.”
“Gaddafi forces attacked area of Zaruq at around 4:00 pm targeting schools and occupied civilian homes. Gaddafi forces also attacked the port using GRAD missiles. The port remains closed for all. Right now, most of city still lacks electricity, water and all communication. It also lacks gas canisters used for cooking.”
“With the increase in the number of injuries due to random shelling, the city still lacks medicine and medical equipment. The number of martyrs today is 6 most of whom were from Aburwayah battles. Citizens of Misrata are beginning to return to normal life despite random shelling of civilians that happens at any moment.”