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Misurata under siege by Gaddafi forces
Libyan city comes under heavy fire hours after Gaddafi said he would agree to a ceasefire.
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2011 13:22

Rebels in the Libyan city of Misurata scorned reports Muammar Gaddafi had agreed to a ceasefire on Monday after his forces fired rockets on the city and fought intense house-to-house battles.

African mediators said late on Sunday the Libyan leader had accepted a peace plan which included a ceasefire, but hours later Misrata, where anti-Gaddafi rebels have been fighting off attacks for weeks, came under renewed bombardment.

Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel Hamid reports on the ongoing battle for Misurata.

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