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Libyan pro-government activists attack militia headquarters
|Last Edited||RP Sep 21, 2012 10:31pm|
|Media||TV News - RT|
|News Date||Saturday, September 22, 2012 04:30:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||Hundreds of pro-government Libyan protesters have stormed the headquarters of a radical Salafist group, driving the militiamen out of their last major stronghold in Benghazi. The Islamists replied with gunshots, wounding at least eight. |
The clashes with Islamists from the Ansar al-Sharia group occurred as tens of thousands took to the streets to rally against militias on Friday.
The demonstrators entered the headquarters of the militiamen, setting fire to their building. The incident took place in the city that became the cradle of last year’s uprising against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.
The activists demanded the central government disband militias and also condemned last week’s attack on the US embassy in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
US officials told AP that what may have initially seemed like a protest over an anti-Islam movie that had spun out of control, turns out to have been a more sophisticated operation. On Friday, US officials released details about the assault that indicated thatheavily armed militants stormed the consulate using military-style tactics.
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