TRIPOLI: About 500 protesters broke into the Libyan parliament’s grounds on Sunday to demand an end to violence in Bani Walid, a former stronghold of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, that is being shelled by militiamen from a rival town.
Militias, from Misrata and aligned with the defence ministry, have been shelling for several days. State news agency LANA on Sunday said 22 people had been killed and 200 wounded in the fighting.
Media reports also claimed that Khamis Gaddafi, Gaddafi’s youngest son was one of those killed during Saturday’s fighting,
Libyan National Congress spokesman, Omar Hamdan, said the 28-year-old died ‘in battle’, the Daily Mail reported. But, there are conflicting accounts of whether Khamis was killed during conflict or died of fatal wounds.