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Injured Libyan fighters praise warm welcome at Salem hospital

Almost two weeks after 22 injured Libyan rebel fighters were brought to Spaulding Hospital North Shore in Salem to receive medical treatment, three of the men spoke to journalists today, discussing the injuries they sustained while battling to overthrow Moammar Khadafy’s government.

Some of the Libyans have undergone surgery to repair broken bones or nerve damage. Many suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and are working with mental health therapists.

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