Three months of fighting in Libya's Benghazi kills 600, say medics

January 18, 2015 12:38 PM

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Three months of fighting in Libya's Benghazi kills 600, say medics

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - About 600 people have been killed in three months of heavy fighting between Libyan pro-government forces and Islamist groups in Libya's second-largest city Benghazi, medical staff said on Sunday.

Backed by forces led by a former general, army special forces in mid-October launched 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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