Almost 50 people have been killed in the past 10 days in fighting between Libyan pro-government forces and Islamist groups in the second-largest city, Benghazi, medical personnel said on Wednesday.

That brings the death toll to around 450 since army special forces and troops led by former general Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive against Islamists in Benghazi, expelling them from the airport area and from several camps the army had lost during the summer.

Around 48 people have been killed and 80 wounded in the past ten days, hospital staff said, asking not to be named. Two soldiers were killed on Wednesday, they said. […]