By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 22 February 2015:
Benghazi Medical Centre (BMC), already plagued by shortages in staff and supplies, was came under . . .[restrict]attack yesterday when a mortar shell exploded near its third tower. It is not known if the hospital was intentionally fired at and there were no fatalities or injuries. The shell caused some damage to the tower, and the parking lot and the was peppered with shrapnel.
This was not the first such incident. In December, the tower took a direct hit from a shell.
The BMC has been the only hospital that has remained constantly open throughout the fighting in the city over the past for months.
Meanwhile today, it is reported that units of the Libyan army, backed up by irregulars from Buhdeima district, managed to retake the police camp to the south of the fifth ring road and much of of the Qatar district (now renamed Tawfik Bensaud district) as well as Nahar Street. They were previously controlled by Ansar Al-Sharia.
Saiqa Special Forces are also reported to have taken control of the Almadar administration building. [/restrict]