There may have been retribution from the militias driven out of this Benghazi compound, with a doctor claiming six members of Libya’s security forces were executed on the outskirts of the city.
Islamist jihadists from Ansar al-Sharia, who abandoned their Benghazi base on Friday night, are suspected of killing the six army and police officials.
Dozens of people were injured trying to clear the different militant groups out of Benghazi on Friday night.
Injured protester Tareq Ageel said: “We won’t stop until we remove these brigade. The Rafallah Sahati brigade is over. It was never part of the army. An army which kills its people is not an army.”
Forcing the militants out owed a lot to support from ordinary people. Chanting “Libya, Libya,” and supported by police and government troops, hundreds of demonstrators entered Ansar al-Sharia Benghazi compound, carrying out scores of abandoned weapons.