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Libya steps up fight against militias

31 May 2013 Last updated at 07:33 BST

The Libyan government has deployed newly-equipped and heavily-armed forces in a bid to regain control of the country's security.

For two years, the streets of Benghazi have been controlled by a complicated network of armed militias, many of whom fought to oust Colonel Gaddafi, who now refuse to be controlled by the authorities.

But after a string of attacks, the government is taking action.

Shaimaa Khalil reports from Benghazi.