Libyans celebrate in Benghazi after army takes major areas

February 23, 2016 2:15 PM

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BENGHAZI, Libya – Libyans are out on Benghazi streets, honking car horns and waving Libyan flags in celebration after army units cleared a major part of this eastern city of Islamic extremists, following nearly two years of deadly fighting.

Tuesday's celebration comes after the army pushed into the once populous district of al-Laithi, a stronghold of Islamic militias who withdrew within hours. Displaced families have flooded the district to revisit their homes while others waited for soldiers to inspect their houses for booby traps fir...

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