One day after troops attacked Islamist militias, Libya’s military banned flights over the city of Benghazi.
Friday’s offensive, under order of General Khalifa Hifter, wasn’t a quest for authority or a coup; rather, it’s a start of a national battle. After attacking bases of two Islamist militias, the forces withdrew to the city limits.
According to reports, 36 people were killed initially but the death count has climbed to 51. One hundred and thirty-nine people were wounded.
The North African country’s weak central government described the action as a coup. The attack shows how precarious of control the government has over the country.
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