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At least 30 people killed in Libya’s Benghazi in heavy fighting

Black smoke billows from a fuel storage depot near the airport in Tripoli, Libya, 28 July 2014, after it was hit by rocket fire. The Libyan government called on rival militias to stop fighting around the Tripoli airport to allow civil defence forces to put out a fire that broke out in oil tankers there

At least 30 people were killed overnight and Tuesday morning in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi during heavy clashes involving war planes and rockets between government special forces and Islamist fighters, medical sources said.

Fierce fighting in Benghazi, Libya’s second city, and battles between rival militias in the capital, Tripoli, have pushed Libya deeper into chaos, in two weeks of the worst violence since the 2011 civil war ousted Muammar Gaddafi.

“We have received 30 corpses so far,” a medical source told Reuters at Benghazi’s main hospital.

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