An armed motorcade belonging to members of Derna's Islamic Youth Council, consisting of former members of militias from the town of Derna, drive along a road in Derna, eastern Libya October 3, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Islamist militia chief was among at least 17 people, mostly soldiers, killed this week in fighting over the airport in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, medical and military sources said Thursday.Salim Nabbous, a commander of the Shura Revolutionary Council, was killed along with two of his comrades on Wednesday in clashes at the airport, a hospital source in Benghazi said.His group, an alliance of Islamist militias, has been trying to wrest control of the airport from former general Khalifa Haftar, who launched a campaign against them in May.
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