Six dead and 384 wounded in Benghazi altercations during July

Alwasat - Cairo Mon 06 Aug 2018, 10:03 PM
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Al-Jalaa Hospital in Benghazi announced that it had received six dead and 384 injured as a result of armed clashes that took place in various parts of the city during July.

The hospital received the bodies of Abdulrahman Osman Abdullah, Ramadan Rajab Bushekir, Ali Ibrahim Taher, Faraj Mohammad Najm, Osman Saleh Adam and Abdul Malik Abdulrazek Al-Derasi. Meanwhile, 384 were wounded with varying degrees of injuries, according to medical and security sources.

The sources pointed out that the majority were victims of bullet wounds due to quarrels between young people between the ages of 20-30.

The hospital received 4017 cases, ranging from armed clashes, armed robberies and domestic assaults in 2017, compared with 3,039 in 2016 and 1635 in 2015.

Like other Libyan cities, Benghazi suffers from the chaos of arms proliferation that successive governments have failed to stem since the fall of the former regime, causing hundreds of civilian casualties.

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