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Heartache and hope: Looking for Libya’s missing focus 04/25/2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Heartache and hope: Looking for Libya’s missing

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04/25/2011
AJDABIYA — Posted on the prized western gate of Ajdabiya are pictures of the missing, put there by Libyan families seeking word of loved ones lost in fighting in and around the strategic crossroads city.

“As things calm down, people are building up the courage to come out and report,” said Najim Miftah, a volunteer at the hospital. He has a binder of missing people that has doubled in two days with more than 70 new records.

Miftah has another 297 names saved on a computer filled with virtual folders containing photographs of the dead who have passed through the hospital, in the hope of helping families either identify a body or rule out the worst.

Five distraught men shuffled in on Saturday in to register two brothers of fighting age who disappeared in mid-March, a month of fluctuating front lines between forces loyal to Moamer Kadhafi and rebels seeking his ouster..... MORE

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