GENEVA - The International Committee of
the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday it had withdrawn its aid
workers from Benghazi and called on both warring sides in Libya
to spare civilians and medical staff.
The independent humanitarian agency was among the only aid
agencies deployed in the rebel stronghold in the east, where
Libyan forces advanced on Wednesday as diplomatic steps to stop
the bloodshed ran aground.
"The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today
(Wednesday) transferred its staff in Benghazi to the eastern
city of Tobruk, where it will continue to assist victims of the
conflict," the Geneva-based agency said in a statement.