Islamist fighters launched another offensive Wednesday on the airport in Libya’s Benghazi, the final redoubt in the eastern city of an ex-general who has been waging war on them, an AFP correspondent said.

The fighters of the Shura Revolutionary Council, which includes the Islamist Ansar al-Sharia group, have been trying since early September to capture the facility, which houses both civilian and military airfields.

Oil-rich Libya slid into chaos after Moamer Kadhafi was toppled in a NATO-backed uprising three years ago, with interim authorities confronting powerful militias that fought to oust the veteran dictator. […]