A volunteer sprays deodorizer in a room where six patients had been left to die in the Abu Selim hospital where aid workers and residents found 200 corpses
‘Sirte remains an operating base from which pro-Gaddafi troops project hostile forces against Misrata and Tripoli,’ said a Nato official, adding that its forces had also acted to stop a column of 29 vehicles heading west toward Misrata.
Meanwhile, leaders of the NTC, the rebel administration, pressed foreign governments to release Libyan funds frozen abroad.
It says the money is urgently needed to impose order and provide services to a population traumatised by six months of civil conflict and 42 years of dictatorial rule.
But Gaddafi’s African allies have continued to offer a grain of comfort to the under-pressure dictator by refusing to recognise the legal government.
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