World Bulletin / News Desk
Scores of people backing the Libyan army early on Thursday forced the members of the Ansar al-Sharia militia out of Al-Galaa Hospital, the largest state-run medical center in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, eyewitnesses said.
The protesters headed to the hospital soon after they wrapped up a demonstration in Benghazi's Independence Street in support of the Libyan army and against what they called "terrorism".
Having kicked the armed men out of the hospital, the pro-army protesters now totally control the hospital, which was captured by Ansar al-Sharia a month ago.
Ansar al-Sharia's control over the hospital scared both medical workers and patients away from it.
The movement has been locked in a ferocious war with Libyan army brigades and forces loyal to retired army general Khalifa Haftar for months now.
Libya has been in turmoil since a bloody uprising ended the autocracy of long-serving ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.Güncelleme Tarihi: 31 Temmuz 2014, 10:12