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Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia says it is dissolving
CAIRO -- Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia, a group linked to Al-Qaeda, is formally dissolving itself, it said in a statement on Saturday.

 

The group, which Washington says was behind the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed the U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens, had been at war with Khalifa Haftar's eastern-based Libyan National Army.

 

The group said its decision came on the back of heavy losses that have wiped out its leadership and decimated its fighters, according to the statement.

 


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