Libyan militia 'to disband'

A militia group in eastern Libya has said it will disband, hours after military police and protesters drove out militias from the city of Benghazi. On Saturday at least 11 people were killed in fighting.

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Libyan Islamist group leave Benghazi after protests

The Libyan Islamist miltia Ansar al-Sharia have announced they have evacuated their bases in Benghazi. Spokesman Yousef al-Jehani told Reuters:

The commander of the battalion gave orders to members to evacuate their premises and hand them over to the people of Benghazi. We respect the views of the people of Benghazi, and to preserve security in the city we evacuated the premises.

The group had been the target of a mass protest in the city on Friday night.

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