Besieged Libyan rebel city looks for NATO rescue

Published on 08 April 2011

More than 40 days of siege, shelling and sniper fire by Moammar Gadhafi's forces have exacted a bloody price in rebel-held Misrata, Libya's third-largest city and a coveted prize in the deadlocked conflict.(..)A ship from WFP reached Misrata's port for the first time on Thursday, delivering 600 tons of food as well as medical supplies from UNICEF and the WHO.(..)The food, including flour, vegetable oil and high energy biscuits, are enough to feed 40,000 people for a month, it said.

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