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Libyan hospital under pressure as battles rage
Civilians as well as fighters from both sides seek medical attention at Sirte's Ibn Sina hospital.
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2011 23:15

Libyan hospitals near the frontline are struggling to treat an ever-increasing number of patients.

Ibn Sina hospital in Sirte - a town that is now almost entirely in the hands of anti-Gaddafi fighters - has even become part of the battlebround as fighting continues between the two sides.

Wounded patients line the corridors and halls; on one side injured anti-Gadaffi fighters, and on the other, supporters of the former Libyan leader.

Fighters who faced each other in combat just hours before, are now being treated in the same barely-functioning medical facility.

Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from Sirte.

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