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Migrants reach the safety of Benghazi after terrifying escape from Misrata

Reuters reports: A ship carrying 1,138 people evacuated from the besieged Libyan city of Misrata, including dozens of wounded, arrived in rebel-held Benghazi early on Thursday, the International Organization for Migration said.

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A wounded youth evacuated from the besieged Libyan city of Misrata waits for an ambulance inside a ship after it docked at the port in Benghazi on May 5.

The Red Star One defied deadly shell fire to rescue African and Asian migrant workers from Misrata port on Wednesday, but was forced to leave behind hundreds of Libyans desperate to flee the fighting. Continue reading.

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A doctor attends to a wounded man evacuated from the besieged Libyan city of Misrata on May 5, as a ship carrying migrants and civilian casualties from Misrata docked in the port of the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

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A Libyan woman evacuated from Misrata is greeted by wellwishers as she gets off a ship in Benghazi on May 5.

The terrifying scenes in Misrata, which we reported on PhotoBlog yesterday, were captured in this report from Britain's Channel 4 News:

Moammar Gadhafi's forces are targeting civilians trying to flee Misrata, bombarding the port city, while a humanitarian rescue ship sits off shore waiting for the shelling to stop. Channel 4's Alex Thomson reports.