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Families evacuate Benghazi as renegade general vows more attacks
By Ayman al-Warfalli and Ulf Laessing


 General Khalifa Haftar speaks during a news conference at a sports club in Abyar, a small town to the east of Benghazi. May 17, 2014.

(Reuters) - The self-declared Libyan National Army led by a renegade general told civilians on Saturday to leave parts of Benghazi before it launched a fresh attack on Islamist militants, a day after dozens were killed in the worst clashes in the city for months.

Families could be seen packing up and driving away from western districts of the port city where Islamist militants and LNA forces led by retired General Khalifa Haftar fought for hours on Friday.

Dressed in military uniform, Hafter - whom the speaker of parliament accused of plotting a coup - said his troops had temporarily withdrawn from Benghazi for tactical reasons.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/18/us-libya-violence-idUSBREA4G04A20140518


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Re: Families evacuate Benghazi as renegade general vows more attacks
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2014, 10:02:07 AM »
My cynicism is unbounded.

Watch what happens to the so-called U.S. "Consulate"....aka arms depot/compound, as evidence is further destroyed and certain participants are exterminated with extreme prejudice.
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

For all the sad words,
of tongue and pen,

The saddest are these...
It might have been.   ...Maud Muller


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