April 13, 2011 / 1:09 PM / 9 years ago

Libyan rebels say fighting in Misrata, making progress

BEIRUT, April 13 (Reuters) - Libyan rebels reported heavy fighting in central Misrata and on the eastern side of the coastal city on Wednesday, but said they were making progress against government troops.

“Today’s seems good, the rebels are making progress in the clashes and we can see plumes of smoke rising from several (government) forces’ positions,” said a rebel spokesman who identified himself as Gemal Salem. (Reporting by Mariam Karouny; Writing by Richard Lough; editing by Jon Boyle)

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