Monday, 4 April 2011

Aid and rescue ships

Following on from the previous post, libyafeb17.com has a video of a food aid ship from Qatar that arrived in Misratah on Saturday, and BBC News has more on the Turkish ship Ankara, and how it eventually reached Misratah under cover from 10 Turkish F-16 fighter jets and two navy frigates.

Added: another ship from Misratah arrives in Tunisia. Reuters reports:
An aid ship operated by charity Medecins Sans Frontieres docked in the Tunisian port of Sfax carrying 71 injured people from Misrata, many with bullet wounds and broken limbs and one whose face was completely disfigured by burns.

"You have to visit Misrata to see the massacre by Gaddafi," said Omar Boubaker, a 40-year-old engineer who was shot in the leg.

"Corpses in the street... the hospital overflowing. Doctors taking care of people in the street. There's no space left in the hospital," he said.
Read more. Video at feb17.info.

Also via feb17.info, CNN journalists join a fishing trawler shipping aid from Malta to Misratah.

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