Libya: Clashes In Benghazi As UN Calls For Ceasefire


Fighting continues in Bengazi, where two soldiers were killed and 10 injured in an offensive by the Tobruk government forces against the Islamist militias in the disputed city.

According to the military spokesman Nasser al-Hassi, the airforce “bombed targets in Sabri”, an area near the strategic port, closed since last autumn.

The clashes come as the United Nations mission in the country (UNSMIL) called for an immediate cease-fire.

The international community expressed particular concern over the situation in the southern cities of Sabha, al-Kufra and Awbari, hit over the past days by heavy fighting.


MISNA, or the Missionary International Service News Agency, provides daily news ‘from, about and for’ the 'world’s Souths', not just in the geographical sense, since December 1997.

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