Militias seize army base in Benghazi
July 30 , 2014
Libyan militias have captured a special forces base in Benghazi, reports said.
“We have withdrawn from the army base after heavy shelling,” Fadel al-Hassi, a special forces officer, was quoted as saying.
Around 100 people are believed to have been killed in fighting in the last week as rival militias try to take control of the main airport in Tripoli.
The fighting has also led to a fire at the city’s fuel depot. Italy has offered help in extinguishing the blaze.