Libyan army needs a Gaddafi general to beat Islamists in Benghazi

November 7, 2014 12:13 PM

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Libyan army needs a Gaddafi general to beat Islamists in Benghazi

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libyan tanks rumble past houses riddled with bullet holes in the eastern city of Benghazi and residents turn out to greet soldiers as they celebrate a rare victory over Islamist insurgents.

"Allah Akbar (God is Great)," shouts a soldier as the tanks set off in pursuit of Islamist fighters fleeing from an army assault in a city engulfed in the chaos that has brought Libya to the brink of civil war in the three years since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

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