Tag Archives: Misrata

Misrata nurses battle for gender equality amid the fighting

The female nurses have a simple rule: no crying. No matter what comes through the doors of Misrata’s main casualty hospital, there can be no tears. “We don’t cry in public,” explained Amna Obied, 23, a medical student who volunteered … Continue reading

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Video: Bid to unite Libya’s disparate rebel forces

Al Jazeera’s Hoda Abdel-Hamid reports on the efforts to unify the revolutionary fighters under one command so they all operate with the same tactics.

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Misrata youth goes from Playstation to front line

DAFNIYA, Libya, July 17 – When the war in Libya started, many young men now on the rebel front line at Misrata were so interested in computer games and mobile phones that older residents never thought they would turn into … Continue reading

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Map: The situation in Western Misrata

This map depicts the situation in Western Misrata, thanks to 4adam

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Video: Woman who recently fled Tripoli speaks to CNN’s Ben Wedeman

A woman who recently fled Tripoli to Misrata speaks to CNN’s Ben Wedeman about the situation in the capital.

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Misrata band lays down a soundtrack for Libya’s rebels

Bands the world over complain about how tough it was in the early years: no money, no gigs, money-grabbing producers. But such annoyances pale alongside the travails of Libya’s FB 17. (Download the mp3 here) Try cutting your first CD … Continue reading

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Video: Revolutionaries move closer to Tripoli

The BBC has been travelling with the revolutionaries to the frontlines of Misrata. Mark Doyle reports.

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Video: ICC: “Justice will be done in Libya”

Al Jazeera’s Sue Turton, reporting from Misurata, said the ICC judges’ decision to issue arrest warrants for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam and Abdullah al Senussi was news residents in the besieged city had been “desperately waiting to hear”.

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Besieged Misrata: Seaside picnics, laughter and rockets

Andrew Harding – It’s an unusually quiet Friday evening, and on the long, unkempt beach just west of the western Libyan city of Misrata, dozens of families have gathered by the dunes to watch the waves and the sunset. One … Continue reading

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Map: Misrata Strategic Situation June 22nd

This is the strategic situation in Misrata of June 22nd and the events of the previous day listed below, thanks to FunGuerillaz. Additional comments by FunGuerillaz: My map is not an exact representation of the true situation but a schematic … Continue reading

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