Smoke billows during clashes between security forces and armed groups near a Libyan army special forces barracks, on July 23, 2014, in the eastern city of Benghazi.AFP PHOTO / ABDULLAH DOMA
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The General National Congress, which has governed violence-wracked Libya since dictator Moamer Kadhafi's overthrow, said Wednesday it will hand over legislative power to a newly elected parliament on August 4 .The clashes, the most violent since Kadhafi's overthrow, started with an assault on the airport by a coalition of armed groups, mainly Islamists, which has since been backed by factions from the eastern town of Misrata.The battle has caused serious damage at the airport and at least a dozen aircraft have been destroyed or partly destroyed.At least five soldiers were killed on Tuesday in a double suicide bombing on a special forces base under the command of Colonel Wanis Abu Khamada in the southeast of the city.On Monday, an Islamist militia attacked a military barracks, leaving at least 16 dead.
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