TRIPOLI, Libya â€“ Â Libyan rebels have taken full control of the western port city of Misrata, rebel fighter said Sunday, but suggested it was too early for them to consider advancing to try to confront Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi’s forces around the capital.
Meanwhile, the head of Britain’s armed forces, Gen. David Richards, urged NATO to widen the range of targets the alliance’s planes are allowed to hit in the effort to stymie the Qaddafi’s regime’s attacks on protesters. Richards’ remarks, published in The Sunday Telegraph in London, warned that “more intense military action” was needed or the conflict could end in stalemate.
In Misrata, rebel fighter Abdel Salam described the situation in Misrata as static.
“The situation is almost frozen, as the rebels are in full control over Misrata,” he said. “The rebels are not engaged in any major fighting fronts withÂ Qaddafi forces.”
He denied earlier, conflicting reports suggesting that that rebels were advancing toward the western city of Zlitan, which would be the next step on the road to the capital Tripoli.
Read more:Â http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/05/15/libyan-rebels-say-control-port-city-misrata/#ixzz1MRM5mvgm
Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!
We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.