Libya army, Islamists clash in Benghazi

2014-07-27 15:34

Benghazi - At least 38 people, mostly soldiers, were killed in 24 hours of fierce fighting between the Libyan army and Islamists in the eastern city of Benghazi, officials said on Sunday.

A military source said the clashes broke out on Saturday when Islamist groups launched an assault on the headquarters of a special unit near the city centre, causing casualties among forces defending their barracks.

In London, Britain was on Sunday advising its citizens against travelling to Libya and urged all those currently in the country to leave, although its embassy in Tripoli remains open.

"British nationals in Libya should leave now by commercial means."

Germany on Sunday also advised its citizens currently in Libya to immediately leave the strife-torn country.

"The situation is extremely unpredictable and uncertain," the German foreign ministry said. "German nationals are at increased risk of kidnapping and attacks."

  • Raphulu Eric - 2014-07-27 16:03

    Libya is in a terrible state now than before the western intervention. Just like afghanistan, iraq, syria and egypt.

  • Yvonne Pietersen - 2014-07-27 16:21

    So when are our muslims going to protest against islamist militants that are killing the people in Libya, Nigeria, Kenya, CAR, Israel, just to name a few

  • Bradly Minnaar - 2014-07-27 17:05

    No ways......this is the religion of peace.

  • Lwandiso Slovas Mtokwana - 2014-07-27 17:40

    they wanted democracy bt they got civil war ,they killed their leader muamar gadaffi mhm dats da libya they wanted

      Nhlakanipho Shezi - 2014-07-27 19:28

      Guess who gave them arms to fight Colonel Gaddafi.The same arms that killed ambasador Chris Stevens.Some western countries will tell you they are fighting terrorisim ,but in actual fact they are supporting it.That is what is happening in Libya thanks to Nato,France and some stupid UN resolution.Libya will never be the same.

  • Henderson Gudo - 2014-07-27 22:14

    These people must face the music they turned a once peaceful country in a lawlessnes country so who is to blame now Kaddafi or the emperialists?

  • Kabelo Magadlela - 2014-07-28 08:10

    Where there is America there is war. USA has a demon of war.

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