Red Crescent calls for ceasefire in Benghazi

The Red Crescent in Libya has called for a ceasefire in the eastern city of Benghazi to allow the evacuation of families trapped by street fighting between an alliance of militia groups and pro-government forces. Banks, government offices, supermarkets and some hospitals were closed in Libya’s second-largest city on on[…]

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Rival militias fight for Libya’s Benghazi

Renewed fighting has broken out in Benghazi, a day after the retired general Khalifa Haftar vowed to “liberate” the city from what he called terrorists. Sources told Al Jazeera that gunfire and explosions were heard early on Wednesday and that aircraft belonging to the general’s forces were striking targets around[…]

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Benghazi ‘falls to al-Qaeda-linked rebels’

Armed groups claimed to have taken control of Libya’s second largest city, Benghazi, after defeating units loyal to a renegade general, taking over their barracks and seizing tanks, rockets and hundreds of boxes of ammunition. The main police headquarters was on Thursday still smouldering after it was hit by shelling[…]

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Heavy fighting kills five in Benghazi

At least five people have been killed and nine wounded in the Libyan city of Benghazi after heavy fighting between security forces and rival militias. The clashes erupted late on Sunday, when irregular forces loyal to renegade former general Khalifa Haftar bombarded militia bases as part of his campaign to[…]

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