38 killed as Libyan soldiers battle Islamist militias in east

July 28, 2014 12:46 PM

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38 killed as Libyan soldiers battle Islamist militias in east

CAIRO — Heavy clashes between Libyan soldiers loyal to a renegade general and Islamist-led militias killed 38 people, health officials said Sunday, as fighting between rival militias around the capital’s international airport raged on and European nations warned their citizens to leave.

Forces loyal to General Khalifa Hifter battled militias in the eastern city of Benghazi in clashes that started Saturday and continued through early Sunday morning, a security official said.

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