Clashes in ex-Gadhafi Bastion Kill 9, 122 Wounded
[An Nahar] Clashes between Libyan pro-government forces and fighters of Bani Walid, a former bastion of slain dictator Muammar Qadaffy
...Custodian of Wheelus AFB for 42 long years until he was ejected from the gene pool by his indignant citizens...
, killed nine people on Saturday and maimed more than 100 others, a medical official said.
"The hospital has received nine people killed and 122 maimed," from the fighting, said the medical official in the city of Misrata, northeast of Bani Walid, where pro-government forces are being treated.
"Most of the injuries were caused by light weapons, suggesting close-quarter fighting, and some were hurt by shrapnel," the official added, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
Witnesses said that Misrata's main hospital was packed with the maimed and their distraught relatives and that ambulances were constantly arriving with more casualties from the battlefront.
The fighting erupted as pro-government forces pushed into the center Bani Walid to snuff out criminals and diehard former regime loyalists who found shelter there, Colonel Ali al-Sheikhi, front man of the chief of staff, said.
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