By Libya Herald reporters.
Tunis, 14 January 2016:
The extent to which other countries rallied round to help treat the maimed and injured . . .[restrict]from Zlitan terrorist massacre a week ago today is now apparent.
Italy, Malta and Tunisia all stepped in to care for the wounded but the greatest assistance came from Turkey. Two days after the attack, the Foreign Ministry in Ankara started sending air ambulances to evacuate the most seriously injured.
Turkey sent four aircraft with specialist medical team, taking 12 of the most gravely wounded to Istanbul for surgery.
The first three flights were on the Sunday and Monday when it had become apparent that the injured cadets needed more advanced treatment than was unavailable in hospitals in Misrata and Khoms. On Tuesday the Turkish government sent a further flight to Tripoli’s Mitiga airport to pick up more critical cases.
Some 83 injured were sent abroad, 56 of the more lightly wounded to Italy. The Zliten Crisis Committee head said that 15 other patients had been sent to Italy and two to Malta. [/restrict]