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Libyan Newswire

REMNANTS OF MILITANTS STILL FIGHTING IN BENGHAZI, SAYS LIBYAN ARMY

A Libyan army spokesman says the remaining militants are still fighting in Benghazi, days after army commander General Khalifa Haftar announced the liberation of the city.

Colonel Miloud Zwei said Sunday that the fighting was concentrated in the Soug Al-Jreed area in central Benghazi, where the last militants are holed up.

Zwei added that the army forces were using light and medium weapons instead of heavy artillery as army units are stationed near each other.

Major General Khlifa Haftar, commander of the eastern-based army, on Wednesday announced taking control of the entire city of Benghazi and defeating rival militant groups after three years of fighting.

Haftar's armed forces, allied with the east Libya-based authorities, are engaged in a violent war for three years against militant groups in Benghazi, a military campaign Haftar calls "Operation Dignity".

Source: NAM News Network

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