Armed clashes erupt at one of Benghazi`s main hospitals

Armed clashes erupt at one of Benghazi`s main hospitals

November 18, 2017 - 18:51
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Written By: HousamNajjair

An armed group targeted Al-Jalaa Accident Hospital (JAH) in Benghazi with RPGs and small arms were used inside the corridors, its management reported on Friday.

The management stated that some sections were damaged including the Intensive Care Unit, radiology and the reception.

“The use of live ammunition inside the hospital posed a real threat to oxygen cylinders used for the ICU and the operations room”. The management said in a short statement.

The hospital staff was shocked at the incident, which struck panic and fear in their hearts according to the statement.

Eyewitnesses said that the clashes lasted for two and a half hours, starting at midnight on Thursday, indicating that clashes were first broke out outside the hospital before moving inside.