Misrata airport would be tricky lifeline-agencies

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12 May 2011 14:44

  • Airport could be alternative but security, cost issues

  • U.N. report estimates 4,000 wounded, 500 killed in Misrata

By Stephanie Nebehay

GENEVA, May 12 (Reuters) - Reports that Libyan rebels have captured the airport in the western city of Misrata could herald a new lifeline for the beleaguered population, but using the airfield could prove hazardous, aid agencies said on Thursday.

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