April 23, 2011 / 3:30 PM / 9 years ago

Fifteen dead in Gaddafi ambushes - rebel spokesman

Injured Libyan civilians rest aboard a ship during an evacuation operation from Misrata organized by IOM (International Organization for Migration) April 23, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 15 people were killed by booby-traps and in ambushes set up by Gaddafi brigades on Saturday while withdrawing from the Libyan city of Misrata, a rebel spokesman told Al Jazeera television.

“I have received information about 15 people were martyred and 31 wounded as a result of ambushes by the Gaddafi brigades at the site of their withdrawal,” the spokesman, Abdel Basset Abu Mezerik, told the station.

He said forces to the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had also used “dirty methods” of booby-trapping bodies and cars while withdrawing from Misrata.

Reporting by Sami Aboudi

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