A tank, belonging to the Ansar al-Sharia militant group, flying the trademark Jihadist flag during a battle in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Photo: AFP A tank, belonging to the Ansar al-Sharia militant group, flying the trademark Jihadist flag during a battle in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Photo: AFP
A tank, belonging to the Ansar al-Sharia militant group, flying the trademark Jihadist flag during a battle in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Photo: AFP

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A tank, belonging to the Ansar al-Sharia militant group, flying the trademark Jihadist flag during a battle in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Photo: AFP A tank, belonging to the Ansar al-Sharia militant group, flying the trademark Jihadist flag during a battle in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Photo: AFP
A tank, belonging to the Ansar al-Sharia militant group, flying the trademark Jihadist flag during a battle in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Photo: AFP
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