Irregular forces loyal to former army general Khalifa Haftar stand with their armed vehicles during clashes with Islamist militants in the eastern city of Benghazi June 2, 2014.REUTERS/Stringer
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At least 20 people were killed and almost 70 wounded when the Libyan army and forces of a renegade general fought Islamist militants in the eastern city of Benghazi Monday, medical sources said.Combat helicopters belonging to forces loyal to former army General Khalifa Haftar – who wants to purge the North African state of Islamist militants he says a weak government has failed to control – supported the army in the worst fighting in months.A warplane belonging to Haftar bombed a university faculty Sunday while trying to attack a nearby Islamist camp.The government, rival militia brigades and political factions rejected Haftar's offensive against militants as an attempted coup after his forces also stormed parliament a week ago.
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