Clashes in Libya's Benghazi kill at least 3

October 15, 2014 3:20 PM

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Islamist militias fought Wednesday with forces loyal to a renegade general who vows to seize the eastern city of Benghazi, as a top militia commander accused Egypt of bombing his positions with warplanes.

The city, the second largest in Libya and the cradle of 2011 uprising that led to the downfall of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has been held by Islamist militias since the summer when they defeated forces allied with Gen. Khalifa Hifter.

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