In pictures: Misurata battle - Al Jazeera English

In pictures: Misurata battle

Heavy fighting raged anew in Misurata and killed 24 people as Gaddafi forces gave up more ground inside Libya's third-largest city.

Misurata, the only major rebel stronghold in Gaddafi-controlled western Libya, has become the most dramatic battleground in the Libyan uprising, which began in February.

Fighting elsewhere in the country is at a stalemate, even with NATO airstrikes that began last month.

Late last week, rebels drove snipers from a tall downtown building, in a setback for Gaddafi loyalists who had controlled the city center. The rebels have defended positions around Misurata's seaport.

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