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Six Libyan Security Forces Executed in Benghazi


September 22, 2012
Written by Elsa

A car burns near the headquarters of the Ansar al-Sharia group on September 21, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya.

Six members of the Libyan security forces have been “executed” in clashes that broke out when police, government soldiers, and activists stormed the main headquarters of a militia in the eastern city of Benghazi.

“From the nature of the wounds it is clear that the six were executed,” a medical examiner told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The medical examiner added that four of the victims were shot in the head while the others were shot in the chest as well as the head.

According to Libyan officials, the bodies were found in Mashrua al-Safsafa, in the Al-Gawasha area of Benghazi.

This comes after at least four people died and 40 others were injured in a fighting which occurred following a large demonstration against militia groups on Friday.

The protesters, demanding the government demobilize the militias and form a national army and police, stormed Rafalla el-Shati camp in the city.

Hundreds of protestors swooped on the headquarters of the group, located 15 kilometers (10 miles) from the center of Benghazi.

Clashes erupted between the two sides and lasted for two hours before the brigade moved out of their base.

Earlier, Libyan protesters attacked the base of the Ansar al-Sharia group in Benghazi, driving the group out of its headquarters.

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