Libyan war casualties arrive in Rotterdam

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The first group of Libyans injured in the recent fighting have arrived in the Netherlands for specialist hospital treatment.

Last week, a Dutch medical team working with Libya's ministry for war casualties selected people for treatment in the Netherlands. The first 12 arrived in Rotterdam late this afternoon.

The Hague has agreed to treat 50 people in the Netherlands. Several other countries have also agreed to offer specialised medical treatment to people injured in the war against former dictator Muammar Gaddafi. All the cost will be met by the Libyan authorities.

The rest of the patients are expected to arrive over the next few days. After an initial assessment at a specialist facility in Utrecht the patients will be sent to various specialist medical facilities across the Netherlands.




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