After 54 days Misrata is finally focused upon

It took weeks before the humanitarian situation in Libya’s thrid city, Misrata, finally really made it from Twitter to the headlights of Western mainstream media. Maybe because Benghazi has been in focus, being the most important city for those that feel that the battle of Libya is lost should Benghazi fall.

I can also imagine that few expected a city in the middle of Ghaddafi-controlled Western Libya to hold out for this long. In reality, the city is now divided, with footage reminding eerily of those from Beirut during the civil war in Lebanon.

After 54 days a crew from British ITV made it into Misrata, by boat. Watch their harrowing story and try not to get touched if you can. (You will not be able to watch it right here, though, despite this blog post being an homàge to ITV.  Embedding has been inabled by request).

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One Response to After 54 days Misrata is finally focused upon

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