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Clashes between Libya army, Islamists kill 16

A charred airplane lies at Tripoli international airport in the Libyan capital on July 21, 2014 after Islamist-led militiamen stepped up their assault on the country's main airport, which is controlled by rival fightersSixteen people, most of them soldiers, were killed and 81 injured in clashes between the Libyan army and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, medical and military sources told AFP Tuesday. Special forces soldiers violently battled the Islamists, who have held sway in Benghazi since a 2011 revolution which ousted and killed longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi, plunging the nation into turmoil. Near-daily clashes take place in Libya’s second city between the army and various Islamist groups, including Ansar al-Sharia, which has been classified by Washington as a terrorist organisation. Renegade former general Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive against Islamist militias in Benghazi in May.

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