Libyan people gather to demonstrate the ongoing violence in the country in Benghazi on August 4, 2014. (Stringer - Anadolu Agency)
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The Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council, composed of extremist militias like Ansar al-Shariah, posted pictures on the Internet of its leaders posing in front of tanks, rocket launchers, and artillery they claimed to have seized from the army bases.The militias launched a counteroffensive after units loyal to Gen. Khalifa Haftar's anti-Islamist 'Dignity' movement attempted to dislodge them from the city months earlier.Despite support from several army units, including the elite special forces, Haftar's troops have largely been driven out of the city and are now cornered in the Benina Airport outside the city.Harati, 41, who spent 20 years in Ireland, was chosen by the Libyan capital's new municipal council, voted in on May 17 .He returned to Libya in 2011 to take part in the armed revolt that overthrew dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and founded the Tripoli Brigade, which fought its way into the capital in August of that year.
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