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April 5th, 2011
04:37 PM ET

Journey to Misrata: Inside the war-torn Libyan city

From Ann, Back|Story CNN

Join Fred Pleitgen, CNN Producer Jonathan Wald and CNN Photographer Scotty McWhinnie as they travel with international organizations delivering aid to the war-torn Libyan city of Misrata.

During an 18-hour boat trip from Malta, the team travels through treacherous waters, keeping an eye out for possible assaults from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces.

When the team reaches shore, they hook up with rebel fighters who take them into the heart of the battle-weary city. At one point Fred and the team run and take cover from incoming fire. Fred also shows us what he calls "one of the worst humanitarian situations" he's seen in a long time. (And Fred has seen some pretty bad stuff during his years of reporting)

And finally, watch as Fred, Jonathan and Scotty travel back to Malta by boat in the dead of night, battling rough surf but still managing to do back-to-back live shots while on board.

A fascinating and informative journey.


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. segun

    Fred, jonathan and scotty, you guy are doing a great job!!!

    April 6, 2011 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. LinY

    Amazing piece!!Be safe! Luv ya guys.

    April 6, 2011 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. Josh

    Very successful at turning tragic Civil War into a "worlds deadliest catch" format. Nice one boys, top notch journalism, cutting right to the heart of the issue..... Next could you perhaps get a Rebel to Wrestle a Bear?

    April 8, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. louise sullivan

    How come the team was rightfully checked by the navy whilst crossing the Meditterranean and yet thousands upon thousands of illegal immigrants cross the same sea to Malta and Lampedusa risking life and limb and causing a huge humanitarian tragedy at the receiving end ?

    April 8, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |