These powerful reports sent by France 24 and Al Jazeera English from inside the besieged Libyan city of Misurata reveal a city where the lines between fighters and civilians have all but disappeared. The siege is now in its seventh week, with the rebel-held parts of the city suffering under constant, heavy bombardment from Gaddafi's forces.
Defiant Rebels Fend Off Gaddafi Forces in Misurata
(France 24: 0827 PST, April 18, 2011) Exclusive France 24 footage depicts the grim reality of urban fighting in the besieged city of Misurata, where Gaddafi's relentless assault has taken a heavy toll on the rebels.
Fighting Continues in Misurata
(Al Jazeera English: 0338 PST, April 15, 2011) Britain is due to hold urgent talks on Libya's humanitarian crisis at the United Nations later on Monday. The besieged city of Misurata is one of the main places of concern. An opposition spokesperson says shelling by Gaddafi's forces on Sunday alone killed at least 17 people.
Al Jazeera has gained access to the city. Cameraman Craig Pennington and corrrespondent Jonah Hull boarded a trawler carrying supplies from Malta, and made the 24 hour voyage to Misurata.
Special Report: With Misrata's Rebels
(France 24: 0841 PST, April 18, 2011) Conditions in the rebel-held Misurata were getting increasingly desperate Sunday, as Muammar Gaddafi's forces bombarded the city for the fourth straight day. Libya's third-largest city has been under siege by pro-Gaddafi troops for seven weeks.