Libya, Egypt & Tunisia SitRep 49 External

Report
from International Medical Corps
Published on 09 May 2011

Introduction

On Saturday, pro-Gaddafi forces attacked the main fuel depot in Misurata, destroying the tanks and sparking a large fire. Today, it is reported that NATO warships bombed government forces targets in Misurata and the neighboring town on Zlitan. Rebel sources are claiming that they have pushed government troops back from the city outskirts. However as the conflict continues, casualties continue to be received at Misurata hospitals. At least five people were killed in the conflict yesterday, three of which were killed in an ambulance that was hit by a rocket while transporting wounded casualties. Medicines, medical supplies and medical equipment continue to be urgently needed, whilst food and water supplies are said to be enough to last for approximately one month.