Libya ex-general in new assault on Islamist-held Benghazi

Smoke billows from buildings during clashes between Libyan security forces and armed Islamist groups in the eastern coastal city of Benghazi on August 23, 2014Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) – Forces loyal to a prominent former general in Libya launched a new assault Wednesday to recapture second city Benghazi from Islamist fighters, sparking clashes that killed at least 12 people.

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