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At least 11 reported dead in anti-militia clashes in Benghazi

Saturday, June 08, 2013 - 00:48

June 8 - At least 11 are killed and 35 wounded in clashes between protesters and a Libyan militia operating with Defense Ministry approval in Benghazi. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Gunfire in Benghazi as clashes erupt between protesters and a Libyan militia. At least 11 people were killed and dozens wounded. The violence erupted as protesters demonstrated outside the headquarters of the Libya Shield brigade demanding the disbanding of militias. Resentment against the militias, some of which have been licensed by the government has been growing. Libya's new leaders are still struggling to impose their authority on a cross section of armed groups who often take the law into their own hands.

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At least 11 reported dead in anti-militia clashes in Benghazi

Saturday, June 08, 2013 - 00:48