Escaping Urban Warfare in Libya: A Personal Story

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata is a scene of destruction April 18, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. Tripoli Street once was Misrata's posh main avenue for shops and expensive apartments. (Chris Hondros/Getty)

In recent days, harrowing reports out of Misrata, Libya's third largest city, have brought into sharp relief the dangers for civilians living there. Thousands of migrant workers are trapped as rebels spar with Moammar Gadhafi's forces, and scores of foreign medical workers have already departed or plan to soon. Some civilians have been evacuated during nightfall, but the situation there remains dire. Iman recently escaped Misrata by boat with her baby and husband and is now in Ireland; she shares her story.

Produced by:

Kate McGough and Sitara Nieves

Comments [1]

Michael Minard from Boulder CO

Re the Mortenson Story -- Thank you for the latest version of the "end justifies the means." Your story managed to completely ignore the gist of the real issue that Mortenson is getting very rich by taking donations under false pretenses and by funding "ghost" schools. How about less Takeaway viewpoints in your stories and more unbiased reporting?

Apr. 19 2011 10:01 AM

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