` Fighting in Benghazi Between Libyan Army and Islamists Kills Eighteen in Bloodiest Day ‘

#AceWorldNews – BENGHAZI – June 02 – The death toll in heavy fighting between the Libyan army and Islamist militants in the eastern Benghazi city has risen to 18, Reuters reported, citing comments from hospital doctors on Monday.

Around 30 people were wounded during clashes that started at dawn and were still raging through parts of the port city by midday.

The Ansar al-Sharia militant group attacked an army camp, triggering fighting in several parts of the port city, according to witnesses.

Forces of a renegade general fighting Islamists later joined the battle, using combat helicopters.

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