Two soldiers killed in clashes with Islamists in Libya’s Benghazi city

Two Libyan soldiers were killed and 15 were injured as heavy fighting erupted again between army forces and Islamist groups in the eastern city of Benghazi on Monday, medical staff and military officials said. Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognised government have been fighting Islamist groups in the eastern port city for a year, part of a wider struggle since Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed in 2011. Army forces have regained some territory in Benghazi lost last year, but fighters of the Islamist Majlis al-Shura are still present in several districts and the commercial port area.



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