715 fighters killed in Sirte battle - official

715 fighters killed in Sirte battle - official

December 12, 2016 - 18:59
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Written by: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The death toll of Sirte liberation war has risen to 715, the spokesperson of Misrata Central Hospital told The Libya Observer on Monday.

Akram Qaliwan said more than 3250 fighters have been wounded during Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos military operation to eradicate ISIS from Sirte.

“Between 10-15% of wounded fighters are in critical health conditions,” he indicated.

Sirte was announced fully liberated from the radicals of ISIS last week after seven months of fierce clashes in the city and its suburbs. The majority of casualties are from the city of Misrata.

Qaliwan declared that doctors had conducted more than 2000 surgeries so far, adding that Misrata Central Hospital was overcrowded during the seven months of fighting, stressing that it had operated with 125% capacity.