Battle scars rebel-held Misurata

Signs of deadly battles for Libyan rebel holdout are everywhere, from scarred buildings to roadside rockets.

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    From Grad rockets to heavy machine guns, troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi unleashed a massive assault on Misurata, the country's third-largest city and the most significant rebel holdout in the west.

    Inside a ripped-apart vegetable market, Gaddafi's tanks sit destroyed, not by NATO warplanes, which had difficulty striking targets in the urban environment, but by dedicated rebels wielding rocket-propelled grenades and homemade explosives.

    Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley, reporting from the city, explores the devastated remainders of Misurata.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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