Heavy Fighting Leaves Scores Killed In Libya

Protest At Ex-Libya Rebel Base Turns Deadly -- Al Jazeera

Clashes amid demonstrations outside powerful militia alliance's headquarters in Benghazi leave 31 dead.

At least 31 people have died and dozens others have been wounded after protesters attacked the headquarters of a powerful militia alliance in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, a hospital official has said.

Fighting erupted on Saturday after dozens of demonstrators stormed a base belonging to the Libya Shield brigade, a group of militias with roots in the rebel groups that fought in the country's 2011 civil war, They are tasked with maintaining security and are aligned with the Defence Ministry.

The protesters were demanding that militias leave their camp and submit to the full authority of Libya's security forces.

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More News On Today's Clashes In Libya

Death toll from Libyan clashes rises to 31: doctor -- Reuters
Libya Unrest Leaves 31 Dead as Protests Demand Militia Curbs (2) -- Bloomberg Businessweek
27 dead in Libya clashes between militia, protesters -- Washington Post/AP
Report: Protesters, militia members clash in Benghazi; 28 die -- CNN
Deadly clashes after Libya protest -- BBC
Deadly clashes in Libya after anti-militia protest -- AFP
Dozens Are Killed in Libya in Fight With Militia -- New York Times
Libya protests kill 28 in Benghazi -- Deutsche Welle

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