BEIRUT, March 27 Eight people were killed and 24
wounded in Misrata as forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar
Gaddafi fired mortars while advancing towards the city from the
west, a resident told Reuters on Sunday.
"A massacre has been committed. The Gaddafi forces which
were trying to advance to the city fired mortars and killed at
least eight," the resident, called Saadoun, said by phone.
"Twenty-four people are wounded, most of them are in
critical condition, and they lost body parts. This is not
final." He said the forces had been advancing from the west.
(Reporting by Mariam Karouny; Writing by Marie-Louise
Gumuchian; editing by Mark Heinrich)