Ex-chief of Libya Air Force killed in Benghazi

Former Brigadier-general Ahmed Al-Habib had quit his post last year.

Ex-chief of Libya Air Force killed in Benghazi

World Bulletin / News Desk

The former chief commander of Libya's Air Force was shot dead in the eastern city of Benghazi late Wednesday, a military source said.

"Brigadier-general Ahmed al-Habib was gunned down by masked gunmen in al-Hadaeq district," the source told Anadolu Agency.

A medical source confirmed that al-Habib had sustained several gunshot wounds in his body.

Habib had quit his post last year.

In recent weeks, Libya has been torn between two rival legislative assemblies and two rival governments vying for power.

Since the 2011 ouster and death of strongman Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has struggled to restore law and order, with many militias that helped overthrow Gaddafi refusing to surrender their weapons.

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