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Libyan hospitals struggle to cope

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Proof of the intensity of the fighting in Libya is to be found in the hospitals. Medics are struggling to cope as the number of injured rises.

Freelance journalist, Francesca Cicardi told euronews: “Those wounded in the battle of Ras Lanuf are being treated in Ajdabiya hospital. You can count them by the dozen after a day of heaving fighting.

“The hospital is overflowing but a volunteer doctor from Cairo, Ahmad Arardoune assured me they have enough supplies for the moment.

“He admitted that neither the medical corps nor the hospitals were prepared for such an emergency situation.

“Most of the injured have bullet wounds according to what the hospital told me, which means Gaddafi’s men aren’t using heavy weapons against civilians but rather are taking them on in close quarter fighting.

“Air raids have left many people mutilated. Several people have also been killed. I saw two bodies; one the victim of a grenade, the other shot in the head.”