By Asmaa Elourfi
Five months after Benghazi residents drove out extremist militias from the city centre, members of the Islamist Ansar al-Sharia brigade are now returning.
Patrolling hospitals and manning checkpoints, Ansar al-Sharia elements are back at their old posts. The Islamist militia was driven out of its main bases in eastern Libya’ s main city last September following public outrage over the terror attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.
“Ansar al-Sharia elements are back to secure vital areas in Benghazi without being asked to,” 36-year-old employee at Benghazi Medical Centre Marawan al-Jahani said.