Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens




 
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Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens
 
July 30th, 2014  
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Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens
By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people. A special forces officer said they had to abandon their main camp in the southeast of Benghazi after coming under sustained attack from a coalition of Islamist fighters and former rebel militias in the city. "We have withdrawn from the army base after heavy shelling," Saiqa Special Forces officer Fadel Al-Hassi told Reuters. A separate special forces spokesman confirmed the militants had taken over the camp after the troops pulled out.




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