A boy drinks water in an intensive care unit after a surgery by American doctors in a hospital in Benghazi, Libya, June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori
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A team of foreign doctors has arrived in the war-torn Libyan city of Benghazi to carry out heart surgery on at least 30 young children during a monthlong flying visit to a country where health care is in tatters.The doctors have been visiting eastern Libya since 2012, but did not go to Benghazi for two years because of fighting that has destroyed parts of the city and is still raging in one downtown neighborhood.For the past three years rival alliances have been battling for power in Libya, setting up competing governments in Tripoli and the east.The health sector, which was heavily dependent on foreign staff before Libya's 2011 revolution, has been crippled by their departure in the turmoil that followed.
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