French hospitals to treat wounded Libyans

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France will welcome people wounded in the Libyan conflict to its hospitals for treatment, Deputy Health Minister Nora Berra said Tuesday after meeting the interim Libyan leadership's envoy to Paris.

The envoy, Mansur Said al-Nasr, had requested help at the meeting with treating the growing number of injured in Libya, the ministry said in a statement.

A plan "will be drawn up very quickly on the basis of the needs the ambassador has undertaken to detail in the coming days," it said.

Several Libyan hospitals, particularly in Benghazi, the birthplace of the rebellion against Moamer Kadhafi, are battling shortages of medicine and equipment.

France played a key role in the UN-sanctioned NATO air strikes against Kadhafi targets that helped topple the long-term ruler.

© 2011 AFP

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