1. Fighting flares in Benghazi

  • There were 6 hours of fighting between two rival militia groups in the Libyan city of Benghazi overnight followed by airstrikes; AFP sources say 22 killed in past 48 hours.
  • Operation Dignity and Ansar Al-Sharia clashed after retired army general Khalifa Haftar called for an uprising against Ansar. 
  • Sources told Al Jazeera that tanks and aircraft loyal to the general had targeted the Ansar affiliated group referred to as the 'February 17 Martyrs Brigade'.
  • Haftar claimed his Dignity forces would 'liberate' Benghazi from Islamist militants who have over-run the city.