Red Cross team arrives in Misrata

Reuters , Saturday 16 Apr 2011

Libya said on Saturday a Red Cross team had arrived in Misrata, the rebel-held city besieged by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, to assess the situation.

"The Libyan army took them to a specific place into the city and the Red Cross went to the other side (the one controlled by the opposition)," government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim told reporters in the capital Tripoli.

He said the team would issue a report on its preliminary findings, but gave no further details.
Last Monday, the Red Cross said it was opening an office in Tripoli at the invitation of the Libyan government and would send a team to Misrata to help civilians trapped by fighting.

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