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Bombings Against Islamic Groups Begins in Benghazi


Agenzia Fides - published on 10/15/14 - updated on 05/27/19

Libyan army calls for offensive against Islamic militants

Benghazi — “The people are locked in their homes while there is ongoing fighting in the outlying areas of the city,” said Apostolic Vicar of Benghazi, Sylvester Carmel Magro, as the forces of general Khalifa Haftar announced an offensive against Islamist militants who control the capital of Cyrenaica.

“The bombings began in the early morning today,” said Monsignor Magro, who pointed out that in Benghazi fighting between the different factions take place every day. “There are no clashes in the city center, they are concentrated in the suburbs. But we do not know how the situation will evolve. This is why we are all locked in our homes,” says the Apostolic Vicar. “In these conditions, we do what we can. Please pray for us,” concluded the Bishop.

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