posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 03:59 PM
By HADEEL AL-SHALCHI and RYAN LUCAS, Associated Press Hadeel Al-shalchi And Ryan Lucas, Associated Press – 4 mins ago
TRIPOLI, Libya – Moammar Gadhafi's snipers and tanks are terrorizing civilians in the coastal city of Misrata, a resident said, and the U.S.
military warned Tuesday it was "considering all options" in response to dire conditions there that have left people cowering in darkened homes and
scrounging for food and rainwater.
Heavy anti-aircraft fire and loud explosions sounded in Tripoli after nightfall, possibly a new attack in the international air campaign that so far
has focused on military targets. But conditions have deteriorated sharply in Misrata, the last major city in western Libya held by the rebel force
trying to end Gadhafi's four-decade rule. Residents of the city 125 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of Tripoli, say shelling and sniper attacks are
unrelenting. A doctor said tanks opened fire on a peaceful protest on Monday.
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