Benghazi family victims of Libya conflict

Civilians have been caught in battles between pro-Gaddafi forces and opposition fighters.

     

    The opposition stronghold of Benghazi in eastern Libya has been the scene of intense fighting as forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi have battled to take back the city.

    Many civilians have been caught in the violence.

    Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley met a young boy who suffered a bullet wound to the chest and lungs as he and his parents tried to escape Gaddafi's forces when they entered Benghazi last Saturday.

    His young brother was wounded in the leg and his father died in hospital a day later. His mother remains critically ill.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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