posted this on 03/29/2011
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Dramatic video of fighting aftermath in Libyan airport
Posted by TwitC
Dramatic amateur video emerged on Monday purporting to show the aftermath of a skirmish that happened late last week between troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and rebel forces at Misrata airport. The video accessed via Youtube is thought to have been filmed over the weekend and there is no means of independently verifying it's date and authenticity. Fighting took place between Gadhafi loyalists and rebels at Misrata, Libya's third largest city 125 miles (200 kilometres) east of Tripoli, on Friday, according to residents. Each side now controls part of a sprawling air base on the outskirts of the city, and neither was able to make any gains in the latest sporadic fighting, they said. The footage shows buildings damaged by gunfire, while spent bullet shells and debris litter the runway. Also seen is a tank perched on top of a small airplane, used for training purposes. On Monday, clashes continued in Misrata.