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Fighting continued in Libya, where the rebels expect to receive heavy weapons from outside the country. "God willing, heavy weapons will be received soon and we will take you to see them," a spokesman for the rebels' National Transitional Council, Abdul Hafiz Ghoga, said yesterday, declining to name any source of supply.
AJDABIYA, Libya -- Muammar Qaddafi's forces poured rocket fire after dawn Saturday into Misrata, the only western city still in rebel hands, and weary residents who have endured more than a month of fighting angrily lashed out at NATO for failing to halt the deadly assault.
More than 200 attacks have been launched in the past 48 hours, killing 40 people and injuring 105 others.
Even by the standards of Misrata, the bombardment at the end of the week was particularly brutal. Missiles landed in residential areas, on a school, and in a street on which a queue outside a bakery had formed. Some people waiting for bread escaped the initial onslaught and fled to a garage that promised protection. But the next round hit the entrance, starting a fire from which they could not escape. Among those to die was a mother aged 33 and her two daughters, both under 10.
Originally posted by Smurfwicked
Attacks continue on Misrata as the rebels await their shipment of "heavy weapons" from a source that remains secret. If Qaddafi can manage to take control of Misrata it will cut off the rebels only supply route .