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December 6, 2022

Gaddafi’s forces continue attack on rebel areas

MISRATA –  Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi’s forces have attacked rebel areas of the country’s Western Mountains while the bombardment on Misrata continues. Meanwhile, NATO warns its warplanes will maintain pressure on Gaddafi, for as long as it takes to end the violence there, Xinhua informs.  Gaddafi’s forces have been shelling a route used to ferry supplies from across the Tunisian border to rebel hideouts in the mountains of western Libya.

The rebels said loyalist forces have been firing dozens of rockets at the road to disrupt supplies coming from the rebel-controlled Dhuheiba crossing into Tunisia. Shelling has caused the road to temporarily close. Meanwhile, NATO carried out air strikes on Tuesday on the Libyan city of Misrata.
A NATO official stated that the alliance has disrupted Gaddafi’s ground forces on the battlefront, and is now focusing on cutting his lines of communication.

He stressed the divided situation in Libya is not a stalemate and that the alliance continues to make daily progress. Also on Tuesday, the UN refugee agency says some 8-thousand ethnic Berbers have fled Libya to southern Tunisia.

The International Organi­zation for Migration is calling on NATO and Libyan authorities to allow its rescue ship to dock in Misrata port to evacuate 1,000 stranded African migrants and many badly wounded civilians.

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