Monthly archive June, 2011

Gaddafi soldiers hammering the frontline

Today Gaddafi’s soldiers kept on hammering the frontlines with various mortars, artillery and rockets. Though the pounding was constant in Dafnia there was less injuries than you’d expect. On the eastern front, Krarem, on the other hand there was many casualties. From one single Grad-rocket blast the outcome was 13 injured and one dead. The...

Misurata in celebration

Today Misuratans celebrated in the big way when Gaddafi, Gaddafi’s son and the head of intelligence was announced an arrest warrant by the ICC today. People were gathering at freedom square protesting against Gaddafi. Guns were fired in the air. There seemed to be hope in the air, that maby the end of Gaddafi’s regime...

More casualties

Gaddafi continues rocketing Misurata randomly at night. Yesterday me and my friend Giovanni watched 24 years old Muhammed Al Moghra die after half an hour intense open heart massage at Hekma clinic. He was sitting in car while rocket hit the sidewalk. A shrapnel entered his heart and the damage was beyond repair. Further one...

A quiet day

Today it has been more quiet in Misurata city. No rockets has been launched here. NATO has though dropped bombs on the Gaddafi forces which killed up to 300 of his soldiers. The people of Misurata are celebrating today and freedom aquare was full of people playing. Generally people are getting very exhausted of the...

Gaddafi rockets hit Misurata centre

Yesterday and today Gaddafi soldiers has launched rockets towards Misurata city. Yesterday a child died and today 5 got injured. The rockets were launched into civilian resident area. The media is put under pressure here and new restrictions on working here comes up every day. The Libyan press centre is concerned about reporting from the...

Niklas has arrived to Misurata

I arrived to Misurata this morning. The city is in ruins and the disasters from fighting in the city centre has left many people homeless. As we speak Gaddafi is hammering the western front, towards Tripoli with Grad rockets some 25 km from my position. Today the number of victims was higher than usually due...
Prostests against Algerian government

Prostests against Algerian government

Protests are seen every day. Today it’s against the Algerian government for supporting Gaddafi. Freedom tee is served in the streets.
Ajdabiya

Ajdabiya

The rebels has set a stop for all civilians and journalists at the gate 20km from the battle field in Ajdabiya. This was an action due to videos in news-tv that gave out their positions to Gaddafi units. These rebels are just crossing the border and heading out to battle. This morning 12 mortars hit...

Niklas Meltio has arrived to Libya, Benghazi

I have just arrived to Libya, Benghazi and hereby opening my blog. I will be covering the situation here over the following three weeks. The trip here went way smoother than expected, due to to loads of luck and being on the right spot at the right time. Nonstop driving from Cairo at a very...