Violence in Libya leaves 27 dead

16 Nov 2013   Instability, Libya

Libyan militiamen opened fire on a crowd in southern Tripoli Militiamen opened fire on largely peaceful protesters in the Libyan capital on Friday, killing 27 people and leaving 235 injured in the latest outbreak of violence by armed groups claiming to have fought against Muammer Gaddafi’s deposed regime. Footage aired on television showed panicked men dragging others drenched in blood and running through streets as heavy gunfire raged. Gunfire could be heard throughout the city into the late evening, according to a witness. Several hospitals reported being overwhelmed with injured and called out for blood donations. State television reported that army units and military police have been ordered to take positions between the protesters and the militia, a unit from Misurata that […]

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