May 27, 2011 / 9:10 AM / 8 years ago

Libya's Zintan under heavy rocket attack -- doctor

TATAOUINE, Tunisia, May 27 (Reuters) - Libya’s rebel-held town of Zintan came under intense rocket attack overnight from forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, a foreign doctor in the town told Reuters.

“There must have been about a hundred (strikes). I wasn’t counting, but there were four or five rockets every half an hour or 15 minutes,” Anja Wolz of Doctors Without Borders said by telephone.

Wolz said it was a “miracle” no one had been seriously hurt. She said Zintan’s hospital was relocating to Jadu, another rebel-held town about 18 km (11 miles) west of Zintan.

“Zintan is emptying, people are leaving,” she said.

The town, in the Western Mountains region, about 150 km southwest of Tripoli, has come under bombardment for the past several days by pro-Gaddafi forces to the east. (Reporting by Matt Robinson; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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