April 19, 2011
Britain said Tuesday it is expanding its presence in Libya with military advisers while the European Union said it is prepared to send troops for humanitarian assistance if requested by the United Nations.
Plans for increased Western involvement surfaced as Moammar Gadhafi’s forces shelled Misrata again Tuesday. Residents and refugees rescued from the city described a terrifying situation in the ravaged western city that continues daily to pay a heavy price in the Libyan war.
“The situation is very dangerous, every day the shelling is increasing,” said a resident who was not identified for safety reasons. “They are using more types of weapons, and people are wondering why NATO is not doing anything.”
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