C.J. Chivers, As In Shivers (Libya Edition II)

Yet another riveting dispatch from New York Times correspondent C.J. Chivers, this time about life (and death) in a medical tent in Libya:

In the battle for Misurata, a rebel holdout city under attack by Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s forces for months, the tally of those killed and wounded rises daily, and often by the hour. It can be only partially assessed at one of the several treatment centers scattered around the rebel-controlled portions of the city. But where it is counted, it is grim.

The wounded arrive at this triage tent throughout the day and sometimes deep into the night, a population formed by circumstance and number into a procession of wartime trauma.

A procession of wartime trauma: The perfect description of Chivers’ reporting.

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