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ICRC bemoans plight of Libyan civilians trapped in Sirte


12:14, October 03, 2011

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) drew attention to the plight of Libyan civilians besieged in Sirte, hometown of fallen leader Muammar Gaddafi, the Tunisian official news agency TAP reported Sunday.

"Civilians are dying because they lack basic medical care," said ICRC's representative, Hichem Khadhraoui, while the staff of the Ibn Sina Hospital in Sirte told an ICRC team that a great number of deaths were due to lack of oxygen and fuel to operate the generator, TAP said.

Moreover, injured people cannot reach the hospital because of NATO bombings, Khadhraoui added.

In spite of a two-week offensive, forces of Libya's ruling National Transition Council are still embattled with pro-Gaddafi forces in Sirte.


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