About 400 killed in past six weeks of fighting in Libya's Benghazi: medics

November 29, 2014 8:01 PM

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About 400 killed in past six weeks of fighting in Libya's Benghazi: medics

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - About 400 people have been killed in six weeks of heavy fighting between Libyan pro-government forces and Islamist groups in Libya's second-largest city Benghazi, medical staff said on Saturday.

Backed by forces led by a former general, the newly formed government army launched in mid-October an offensive against Islamists in Benghazi, expelling them from the airport area and from several camps the army had lost during the summer.

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