Al-Hareesh Hospital in Derna closes down due to shelling

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Al-Hareesh Hospital in Derna closes down due to shelling

June 07, 2018 - 12:30
Written by: SafaAlharathy

The chief of Derna security, Yahya Al-Osta Omar, said that Al-Hareesh Hospital has closed its doors completely and stopped receiving the patients due to the indiscriminate missiles falling in the hospital and its vicinity, noting that one of the elderly patients died as a result of this.

In a statement, Al-Osta Omar clarified that a mortar shell fell on the building of the hospital and caused material damage to the radiology department, which forced the medical staff to leave immediately.

Derna has witnessed violent clashes in the recent days after Dignity Operation forces managed to take over a number of neighbourhoods under the cover of aerial bombardment and heavy artillery.

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