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Civilians flee Misrata as fighting intensifies




People look at a libyan ship arriving from Misrata to the port of Benghazi on April 9 , 2011.
People look at a libyan ship arriving from Misrata to the port of Benghazi on April 9 , 2011.
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On Thursday, Gadhafi's forces shelled the besieged rebel stronghold of Misrata. A lack of food, clean water and electricity is now threatening residents there, where rebels have been pushed back to an area surrounding the port. Iman Traina fled Misrata by boat to Malta this week and is now staying with family in the UK. She's on with Madeleine.