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Clashes in Libya's Benghazi kill 16 pro-government forces

A fighter loyal to Khalifa Haftar walks across a street holding his weapon and smoking a cigarette in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on December 16, 2014Clashes on Monday between pro-government forces and Islamist militiamen in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi killed 16 people and wounded dozens, security sources and medics said. Forces loyal to former general Khalifa Haftar and to internationally recognised Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani have been battling for weeks against Islamists who have taken control of much of Libya’s second city, and the capital Tripoli. The Benghazi Medical Centre said it received the bodies of seven people and 35 wounded in the clashes, while Al-Jala hospital said it took in four bodies and 25 wounded.

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