Libyans visit the destroyed headquarters of Benghazi University, in Benghazi, Libya, Oct. 27, 2016. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori
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The dominant armed force in the east Libyan city of Benghazi said on Thursday it had taken control of one the last holdouts of Islamist-led militias, amid clashes in which at least 13 troops were killed, according to medical officials.The self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), whose commander, Khalifa Haftar, is a figurehead for factions aligned with an eastern-based government, has been fighting Islamist militants and other militias in Benghazi for more than two years.Fighting resumed this week in the southwestern district of Ganfouda and nearby Guwarsha, where the LNA said it had now flushed out the opposing forces.At least 13 LNA soldiers were killed and 15 wounded in the fighting, medical officials said.
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