Conditions in the rebel-held Misrata 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.
REUTERS - Muammar Gaddafi's forces bombarded Misrata heavily for a fourth day on Sunday, rebels said, and evacuees said conditions inside the besieged Libyan city were becoming increasingly desperate.
Special report: with Misrata's rebels
Libyan officials say they are fighting armed militia with ties to al Qaeda bent on destroying the country, denying government troops are shelling Misrata.
Looking for snipers in Misrata
MSF evacuated 99 people from the city on Friday, of which 64 were wounded -- mainly from gunshots or shrapnel.
Date created : 2011-04-17