Swiss Red Cross boss murdered in ‘new’ Libya

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From Reuters news agency:

Wed June 4, 2014 9:38am EDT

Gunmen shot dead an official at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the central Libyan city of Sirte on Wednesday, ICRC and local officials said.

Libyan television stations said the victim was a Swiss national who ran the ICRC office in the western city of Misrata and was visiting Sirte.

According to Dutch NOS TV:

The ICRC are in Libya inter alia to help prisoners, to find disappeared people and to help victims of the civil war.

ROGUE Libyan general Khalifa Haftar, who has led repeated assaults on Islamists in Benghazi, escaped a suicide attack today. But three supporters of the retired general were killed in an attack on a villa outside the city: here.

Three weeks before a general election set for June 25, Libya is at the point of disintegration. Militias supporting rival interim prime ministers are battling it out for control of Libya’s energy resources in the east of the country and its huge currency reserves based on oil and gas: here.

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    At least five soldiers and three civilians were killed, said hospital workers, adding that at least 18 people had been wounded.


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