Qaddafi's Forces Attack Last Rebel-Held Western City

Published March 18, 2011

| Associated Press

BENGHAZI, Libya -- Muammar Qaddafi's forces are bombarding the last rebel-held western city as the international community discusses how to enforce a no-fly zone and protect the Libyan people.

A doctor says at least six people were killed Friday when tanks moved into Misrata and opened fire. He says a hospital and a mosque were shelled.

The doctor, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he feared reprisals, says the tanks then pulled back to the outskirts of the city.

Misrata, Libya's third-largest city, 125 miles southeast of Tripoli, has been sealed off by Gadhafi troops in a blockade that has cut off most water and food supplies for days.

Rebels fighting to oust the longtime Libyan leader are on the defensive in their eastern stronghold.

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