Nato's director of operations in Libya, Brig Rob Weighill
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Libya: Nato says Gaddafi forces tried to mine Misrata

Nato says its warships have intercepted pro-Gaddafi forces trying to lay mines in the harbour of the city of Misrata.

The harbour has been a lifeline for ships ferrying the injured to hospitals in the rebel stronghold, Benghazi, and also for aid entering the city.

Nato's director of operations in Libya, Brigadier Rob Weighill, said warships stationed in the Mediterranean stopped the mine-laying attempt on Friday morning.

  • 29 Apr 2011
  • From the section Africa
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