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Clashes in Benghazi intensify as army seeks to retake areas

  • Fierce clashes have been reported from Benghazi as the army tries to re-capture areas from pro-Islamist militias in Libya, media reports say.

    A ship was hit at Benghazi’s port and residents in a central district were told by the army to clear the area ahead of a military undertaking.

    At least 200 people have been killed in the fighting in the city in the past few weeks.

    Libya has seen near-continuous unrest since the end of the Gaddafi regime in 2011, with rival militias, factions, and tribes vying for power.

     

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