Reporting from Tripoli, Libya—
Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi’s forces continued to battle rebels Monday in the opposition-controlled city of Misurata despite the government’s claims of a cease-fire and a Western-led bombing campaign meant to halt attacks on civilians.
Opposition supporters in Misurata described intense combat between rebels and pro-Kadafi fighters within the city.
“The Kadafi troops are in the main street of Misurata with their snipers,” said a rebel doctor who has asked that his name not be used for fear of bringing harm to his family. “Our fighters are trying to fight them and finish this. Now in Misurata you can hear the sound of machine guns everywhere.”