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    Tawergha no longer exists, only Misrata

    Posted on August 13, 2011 by HRI Mark

    Tawergha has been taken by rebel forces from Misrata, according to a report by Andrew Simmons for Al Jazeera. Unfortunately, the mainstream media has not been giving any context to the battle for Tawergha, so most viewers will be entirely ignorant of the significance of this event.

    Rebel forces from Misrata, including one of their commanders, have long threatened to wipe Tawergha off the map, ethnically cleansing its inhabitants.

    The report from AL Jazeera shows at least one of the large residential blocks in Tawergha alight, prisoners packed inside a freight container (who the rebels didn’t want filmed), an injured man in civilian clothes and the rebel fighters evicting one of the last civilian left in the town (an Egyptian woman who has lost her 9 children under 12 who ran away during the attack.)

    The last remaining civilians and defenders of the town are reportedly surrounded. Andrew Simmons even failed to challenge the palpable nonsense claimed by the rebel commander he interviewed that only rifles and no heavy weapons were used in the assault on Tawerga:

    Libya rebels capture Tawurgha in the north

        It was a combined operation to the south east of the city and it involved several groupings of fighters backed up by six previously captured tanks and supported by NATO air strikes.

        They took the town of Tawurgha with four separate columns cutting off any escape for Gadaffi's troops.

        Al Jazeeras Andrew Simmons reports from the town in Northern Libya.

        "The latest of those detained (by rebels) are packed inside this freight container.."

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