More than one year after a US ambassador and three other Americans were killed during a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, the city remains plagued by violence. Ansar al Sharia Libya, the al Qaeda-linked group that took part in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack, has been involved in heavy fighting against Libyan special forces and residents.

On Monday, Nov. 25, the Libyan government said that nine people have been killed in the recent fighting in Benghazi thus far, with up to another 50 people being wounded. Citing a “senior Libyan military official” in Benghazi, CNN reports that the Ansar al Sharia fighters are heavily armed, “using mortars, rocket-propelled grenades” and other weapons.

The crisis prompted Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan to make a second trip to Benghazi since the beginning of the month, the Libya Herald reports. […]