Libyan hospital under pressure as battles rage

Civilians as well as fighters from both sides seek medical attention at Sirte's Ibn Sina hospital.

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    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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