May 12, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Latest developments in Misurata, May 11, 2011
Clashes in Taworga
There were reports, late last night, of clashes between freedom fighters and Gaddafi forces in Timmina. Someof Gaddafi’s forces have moved, and there is an exchange of fire with heavy weapons; 106mm cannons andGRAD rockets towards the northern area. Freedom fighters achieved several victories in Misurata against Gaddafi and his followers. On the morningof May 11, freeom fighters launched an attack, from every direction, against Gaddafi forces stationed at thecivilian airport and the Air-Force Academy.
Liberation of Souk Africa, Nossor Al-Jao and Misurata Airport
After heavy fighting with the Gaddafi forces, freedom fighters gained control of the road to the airport. Theythen went to Souk Africa, known as Souk Tuwansa (Tunisian market). They swept the area completely andfound a lot of ammunition. At the same time, second group of freedom fighters succeeded in entering the airport and began sweeping itfor Gaddafi forces.
Liberation of the Air-Force Academy, Shanteen Aparments and Weapons Gain
Freedom fighters won a large number of ammunition and weapons, and cars belonging to Gaddafi forces.Freedom fighters burnt the tanks found inside the academy. Landmine removal experts then began to sweepthe academy. Freedom fighters also secured the Shanteen apartments.
Freedom Group’s Misurata Report: May 11, 2011Page 1