Libyan hospital under pressure as battles rage

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

    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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