Libya

For Misrata ambulances, every run is life or death

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Michael Georgy

MISRATA, Libya, April 22 (Reuters) - Driving an ambulance in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata is always a matter of life or death these days -- not only for the injured passenger in the back, but also for the luckless driver in the front.

Drivers say snipers and mortar operators loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, waging a bitter street-by-street war of attrition against rebels across Misrata, regard an ambulance as a juicy target.

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