Libya rebels plead for help; Kadhafi son defiant

Published on 20 April 2011

A rebel official in Libya's besieged city of Misrata pleaded for Britain and France to send troops to help fight Moamer Kadhafi's forces, while a son of the strongman said he was "very optimistic" his father's regime will prevail.(..)The UN World Food Programme said it had opened up a lifeline from Tunisia to western Libya, with a convoy bringing wheat flour and high-energy biscuits enough to feed nearly 50,000 people for 30 days.

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