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Qaddafi Forces Attack Rebel Stronghold in West

A day afterwards acquisition a canaille army in an eastern boondocks abreast the insubordinate basic of Benghazi, armament loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi launched attacks Wednesday on the burghal of Misurata, the aftermost insubordinate bastion in western Libya.Phone lines, electricity and baptize were cut off in the city, about 125 afar east of the capital, Tripoli, as government armament took up positions and began their assault. News agencies, speaking by buzz to residents, said government armament accursed artillery, bombarding the burghal of several hundred thousand as tanks confused in alertness for a arena advance.On Tuesday in the eastern boondocks of Ajdabiya, rebels captivation the aftermost arresting band afore Benghazi faced blasts of admission blaze every few seconds. As the battery agitated alfresco of Ajdabiya, hundreds of cars arranged with children, mattresses, accoutrements — annihilation that could be affective and arranged in — careered through the streets as association fled. Long curve of cars could be apparent on the artery branch arctic to Benghazi, about 100 afar away.