U.S. providing medical care to wounded Libyan rebel soldiers
The United States has agreed to treat 24 fighters who were wounded in the successful war that liberated Libya.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the fighters are being transported to Spaulding Hospital in Boston following a request from the Transitional National Council that the U.S. provide them treatment. Six additional patients in critical condition are being transported to Germany for treatment there.
All of the patients were injured as a result of recent fighting and suffer from conditions that cannot currently be treated in Libya, Clinton said.
“The United States offers this humanitarian gesture of emergency medical evacuation assistance as a token of our support for the democratic aspirations of the Libyan people and our hope for a continued strong partnership as they build a new Libya,” she said.
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