Misrata, western Libya remain focus for aid - U.S.

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  • More aid needed in Libyan mountain towns: USAID official

  • Two-month-old Misrata siege killed hundreds of civilians

  • Some 5,000 people leaving Libya every day

WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) - International aid groups are rotating doctors into the besieged Libyan city of Misrata and evacuating migrant workers as fighting rages between rebels and pro-government forces, U.S. officials said on Monday.

"There have been some optimistic changes over the last two or three days but conditions continue to be difficult to assess in many areas due to security," said Mark Bartolini, director of foreign disaster assistance at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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