BENGHAZI, Libya, July 14 At least five people
have been killed and nine wounded in the Libyan city of Benghazi
after heavy fighting between security forces and rival militias
erupted late on Sunday, hospital and security sources said.
Irregular forces loyal to renegade former general Khalifa
Haftar bombarded Islamist militia bases as part of his campaign
to oust militants from Benghazi, and special forces also clashed
with militia fighters in the city.
Three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has
slipped deep into chaos with its weak government and new army
unable to control brigades of former rebel fighters and militias
who often battle over political and economic power.
(Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli; Writing by Patrick Markey;
Editing by Alison Williams)