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Twin car bombs kill more than 30 in Libya’s Benghazi

BENGHAZI: A double car bombing in the east Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 33 people dead and dozens more wounded, including senior security figures and civilians, officials said. The twin explosions shattered the relative calm that had recently returned to Libya’s second city, scene of more than three years of warfare from 2014 until late last year. The first blast struck outside a mosque in Benghazi’s central Al Salmani district as worshippers were leaving evening prayers. Some 10 to 15 minutes…

Benghazi suspect fighting anti-Islamist general before U.S. raid

BENGHAZI: The suspected ringleader of a 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, snatched this week by U.S. forces, had been fighting a Libyan general committed to root out Islamist rebels when he vanished without trace, according to his brother. "The family was in contact with him on Saturday and Sunday. I was told that he drove away with a friend on Sunday and that was the last we heard of him," said the brother of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who was seized by U.S. special forces and spirited out of the country to an…