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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. Some of Gaddafi’s forces have moved, and there is an exchange of fire with heavy weapons; 106mm cannons and GRAD rockets towards the northern area.
Freedom fighters achieved several victories in Misurata against Gaddafi and his followers. On the morning of May 11, freeom fighters launched an attack, from every direction, against Gaddafi forces stationed at the civilian 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. They then went to Souk Africa, known as Souk Tuwansa (Tunisian market). They swept the area completely and found a lot of ammunition.
At the same time, second group of freedom fighters succeeded in entering the airport and began sweeping it for 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 sweep the academy. Freedom fighters also secured the Shanteen apartments.
Freedom Group’s Misurata Report: May 11, 2011 Page 1
Gaddafi Forces Shelling from Naval Boats
Al-Jhanat and Dafniyah
Freedom fighters are now heading to Dafniyah; to sweep the area and eliminate what remains of Gaddafi's forces, and to connect with their fellow fighters in Zlitan. Misurata Residents Misurata residents were jubilant at the news that the city has been liberated from Gaddafi's forces, and the return of normal daily life. Most of areas are still short of electricity, telecommunication and cooking gas. Misurata hospitals are still short of medicine and medical equipment; and continue to received more and more wounded each day, due to the fighting and random shelling by Gaddafi forces.
Google Map links 1. Zureik: http://goo.gl/8Gt2O 2. Al-Karareem: (Gioda is the old name for the area) http://goo.gl/Ae9Jl 3. Al Jhanat: http://goo.gl/wCYKw
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