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Libya: LNA unleashes fire power as clashes dog Benghazi01:30

Libya: LNA unleashes fire power as clashes dog Benghazi

Libya, Benghazi
May 9, 2017 at 17:27 GMT -00:00 · Published

Fighters aligned to the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces managed to enter two central districts of Benghazi, Tuesday, following a two-day push against alleged Islamist groups in the area.

As LNA troops gained control over both the Souq al-Hout and Sabri districts, they were seen firing shots from tanks and rockets in the attempt of opening a passage through buildings on the roadside. At least 12 men were killed in the two-day battle against Islamist resistance in Benghazi.

Libya has been wracked by security issues since former President Muammar Gaddafi was ousted from power in 2011, with international diplomats making a plea to stop hostilities between the LNA, led by General Khalifa Haftar, and the GNA, in a bid to avoid escalation between the two sides.

Libya: LNA unleashes fire power as clashes dog Benghazi01:30
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Fighters aligned to the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces managed to enter two central districts of Benghazi, Tuesday, following a two-day push against alleged Islamist groups in the area.

As LNA troops gained control over both the Souq al-Hout and Sabri districts, they were seen firing shots from tanks and rockets in the attempt of opening a passage through buildings on the roadside. At least 12 men were killed in the two-day battle against Islamist resistance in Benghazi.

Libya has been wracked by security issues since former President Muammar Gaddafi was ousted from power in 2011, with international diplomats making a plea to stop hostilities between the LNA, led by General Khalifa Haftar, and the GNA, in a bid to avoid escalation between the two sides.

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