Jordan to send military field hospital to Libya

AFP , Thursday 8 Sep 2011

Field hospital will support Libyans fighting Gaddafi forces

Jordan's King Abdullah II on Thursday ordered the dispatch of a military field hospital to Libya, where fighting still rages between National Transitional Council forces and Muammar Gaddafi loyalists.

"The king ordered the dispatch of the hospital to ensure Jordan's support for our Libyan brothers and to help them overcome their difficult circumstances," the state-run Petra news agency reported.

"The hospital will be ready in the next few days, including all necessary equipment as well as a full Jordanian medical team."

Petra said Jordan sent medical aid to Libya in April and had treated 200 Libyans so far.

NTC forces were poised to battle loyalist troops still holding out in the strongholds of Bani Walid southeast of Tripoli, Sabha in the south and the coastal city of Sirte, hometown of the fugitive Gaddafi whose whereabouts is unknown.

 

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