On July 31st, 2011, eight people were reported killed in Misurata by artillery strikes from Gaddafi forces. In addition, 20 were reported injured by AlMukhtar news. The attacks occurred within the market area of western Misrata. No additional information on the victims were report was unclear how many casualties were civilians or rebel forces.
AlMukhtar reports “after restarting it, received 8 martyrs and 20 wounded who fell on the western axis after the revolutionaries were stationed in the Tuesday market area, and the clashes are continuing so far.”
Two sources confirmed the eight dead, but only Al Mukhtar reported the 20 wounded.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the Suq Al Thulatha (سوق الثلاثاء) area in the vicinity of Zliten (زليتن) and Misurata (مصراتة), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.416186, 14.629205. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.