- Title: LIBYA: Bodies of rebels reach hospital after pro-Gaddafi attack
- Date: 11th June 2011
- Summary: MAN TRYING TO COVER BODIES IN PICK-UP TRUCK VARIOUS BODIES ARRIVING IN TRUCKS MAN PRESUMED DEAD ON STRETCHER WATCHED BY MAN WITH INJURED HAND DOCTOR TRIES TO REVIVE ONE OF TWO MEN IN THE BACK OF A TRUCK STRETCHER WITH MAN ON, TAKEN INTO FIELD HOSPITAL MAN ON STRETCHER TWO BODIES ON BACK OF TRUCK BODY ON STRETCHER COVERED IN PLASTIC SHEET DISTRAUGHT REBELS LOOK ON
- Embargoed: 26th June 2011 13:00
- Location: Libya
- Country: Libya
- Topics: Conflict
- Reuters ID: LVABQ6NHGXRSVZ6938XV71DYU6C1
- Story Text: A field hospital on the front-line at Dafniah near Misrata took in numerous bodies on Friday (June 10) as rebels came under attack by forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Pro-Gaddafi forces shelled the rebel-controlled town on Friday, killing at least 10 people. A Reuters journalist saw the bodies brought to the hospital in of Misrata after pro-Gaddafi forces shelled the the besieged port city on Friday.
It was not immediately clear if the bodies seen at the field hospital were those that arrived in the main hospital in Misrata.
The same journalist heard the barrage strike which came close to the hospital, far from the front line.
The shelling to the west also wounded at least 10 other people.
Rebels said pro-Gaddafi forces had also shelled their positions in the Western Mountains region on Thursday (June 9) night, and accused NATO of not doing enough to stop them.
A rebel spokesman, Abdulrahman, said Gaddafi forces were shelling Zintan with Grad missiles and there had been no NATO air strikes for a week.
A second rebel spokesman, Juma Ibrahim, said the towns of Yafran and Nalut had also been struck and that Gaddafi's forces were massing near the Tunisian border to try to retake the Wazin crossing from the rebels.
A Reuters journalist in Tripoli heard a loud explosion in the capital just after midnight, a common time for NATO strikes, but there were no further blasts later on Friday morning.
Gaddafi troops and rebels have been deadlocked for weeks between the eastern towns of Ajdabiyah and the Gaddafi-held oil town of Brega. Rebels also control the western city of Misrata and the range of Western Mountains near the Tunisia border.
The rebels, who rose up against Gaddafi five months ago as political upheaval coursed through the Arab world, lack military hardware and order but enjoy widespread sympathy abroad.
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