False Alarm?

Use of chemical weapons suspected in Libya's Kufrah clashes

An Al-Tadamun news agency reporter has confirmed that the number of injured Tabu tribesmen has reached 52 and 13 others have been killed, according to sources from Tabu areas.

The reporter said the hospital that received the dead suspected they were exposed to chemical substances. According to a medical statement given by Attiyah al-Kasih who received those cases, citizens Fakrun Abdallah Abd-el-Jawad and Ohidah Abd-el-Karim Sa'ad arrived in hospital with leg burns, but their clothes had no trace of burns.

He added that doctors stressed the need to transfer them to Benghazi, to forensically examine the cause of death. They are currently waiting for a plane to transfer them.

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